Late summer, a small lake, teenage rascals. Mia, 11 and too wise for her age, asks Hugo, 15 and blasé, to tell her about Chaïnes – a girl he spent evenings with at the lake, trying to seduce her. He felt the fear of declaring his love and the torment provoked by the exuberant but secretive Chaïnes, who never shows her emotions. Mia and her siblings surround them, like a choir. A slow, dark, documentary in which time doesn't seem to exist.
Director
Isabel Pagliai
Premiere
World premiere
Country of production
France
Year
2020
Festival Edition
IFFR 2020
Length
43'
Medium
DCP
International title
Tender
Language
French
Producers
Martin Bertier, Helen Olive
Production Company
5à7 Films
Sales
Manifest
Screenplay
Isabel Pagliai, Mathias Bouffier
Cinematography
Isabel Pagliai
Editor
Mathias Bouffier
Sound Design
Jérôme Petit, Martin Delzescaux, Simon Apostolou