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WEST COAST PREMIERE
This Program includes a pre-recorded Q&A with the director, Sarah Baril Gaudet.
In Temiscamingue, a small town in western Quebec, Gabrielle and Yoan are in the midst of the biggest change of their young lives: the transition to adulthood. Embracing one final summer of close friendship, before ‘life after high school’ officially commences, they’ve cultivated disparate aspirations for what comes next. Shy on the surface, Yoan is hard at work maintaining an online video journal and building a network of support for his move to the big city. He yearns to explore his sexuality and anything that piques his interest. Gabrielle, on the other hand, an exuberant extrovert, is contending with what it means to move away from her friends, family, and farm animals. Filled with nostalgia for a simple life, Gabrielle turns inward, deepening connections with those she cares for, soaking up the last few precious moments. The passing of summer at once moves both too fast and too slow. Between the moments of quiet observation, director Sarah Baril Gaudent gently peels away the husk of adolescence, revealing the tender path of personal growth that every teen must take.
Themes: coming of age, friendship, family, responsibility,
Feature film recommended for age: 14+