Director: Suzanne Lindon
Writer: Suzanne Lindon
Cast: Suzanne Lindon, Arnaud Valois, Frédéric Pierrot, Florence Viala, Rebecca Marder, Arthur Giusi, Pauline Rugo, Dominique Besnehard, Philippe Uchan
Part of: Viennale
Seen on: 28.10.2020
Suzanne (Suzanne Lindon) is 16 years old and in school. But she feels at odds with the other kids her age. Instead she feels drawn to actor Raphaël (Arnaud Valois) who works in the local theater. After observing him for a while, she gathers up her courage to approach him. Raphaël is rather charmed by Suzanne and they keep meeting. But their age difference gives them both pause.
There have been many movies about underage girls falling for older men and/or vice versa (more of the latter, if we’re being honest) but none have done it quite like Seize printemps: leaving the ball entirely in the girls’ court. It was amazing to watch this film unfold and I know it’s one of my favorites of the Viennale already, and one of my favorites of the year for sure.Continue reading