Over the summer, puberty comes between two friends whose bodies mature at a different pace. Investigating the awkwardness of this rite of passage, Nienka Deutz’s award winning film uses unconventional and charming animation techniques to illustrate the dissipation of childhood bonds.
Themes: coming of age, sexuality, friendship
Dealing with the pressures of the first year of high school, Mylia copes as well as she can. She finds herself attracted to Jimmy, a boy that her classmates see as a rogue outlier living on an Indigenous reserve. With Jimmy’s steadfast encouragement for Mylia to move outside of her comfort zone, she discovers personal truths that make her first year of high school one to remember. Preceded by: Bloeistratt 11