France 2019, 135 min, French, Hebrew & English subtitles
Despite growing up in very different homes, Anaïs and Emma have been best friends since childhood. Now, on the cusp of adolescence, as they face many crucial life choices, the differences between them become increasingly apparent, but nevertheless, the two remain close.
Director Sébastien Lifshitz (Les Invisibles, screened at Docaviv 2013) followed Emma and Anaïs through five critical years: from age 13 to 18. The complexities of their personal lives, infatuations, dilemmas, their relationships with their parents, and their physical and emotional changes are all intertwined with the events that shook France during those years: terrorist attacks, political protests, acts of violence and racism. The close proximity of the director’s camera produces a deeply personal account of two young girls becoming independent young women.
With the support of the Institut Français d’Israël.
Previous Festivals: Locarno, Semaine de la Critique