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JEUNE JULIETTE - Bande annonce

14歲的Juliette和父親及哥哥一起住在鄉下。她的母親在她小時候就離家去紐約發展自己的事業,從此之後Juliette開始發胖。現在的她還不到過重的程度,但確實是全校最胖的。雖然如此,她依然是個活潑逗趣又叛逆的女孩。Juliette的夢想是辦超酷的派對,搬去紐約跟媽媽住,跟校園裡最帥的應屆畢業學長去約會。簡單說,她想要的是她無法擁有的東西,有時挫折讓她忘了身邊真正關愛她的人。在暑假來臨前的最後幾個星期,這個勇敢而討人喜歡的女孩會成長一點點,但不會太多。

編劇/導演:安娜艾蒙

製片:斯萬科貝爾

製作公司:Metafilms

演員:雅莉桑潔米森,萊安娜德西萊特,羅賓奧伯特,蓋比瑞波德,安托萬德侯榭,克里斯托夫萊瓦克,史蒂芬克里特,塔蒂亞娜辛加博陶,卡爾法拉,米莉安勒布朗

 

獎項:

  • 2019年那慕爾國際法語電影節競賽片。
  • 2020年加州加拿大電影獎原創電影劇本入圍。
  • 2019年永河畔拉羅什國際電影節,國際競賽入圍(評審團大獎)。
  • 2019年巴里亞多利德國際電影節,最佳長片入圍。

 

關於本片:

  • 我從自身經歷發想了這個故事,當年的我和Juliette有很多相似之處。我寂寞又愛做夢,體重比現在的我多了三十磅……
  • 《青春幹大事》有點像是重寫歷史,同時創造一個鼓舞人心的角色。
  • 半自傳式的成長故事,靈感來自安娜艾蒙自己的少女時期。維基百科

影評:

  • 《青春幹大事》色彩豐富,古怪又超酷,一部看了不會後悔的喜劇片,導演安娜艾蒙拓展創作領域。(蒙特婁公報)
  • 《青春幹大事》是一部談到身體自愛運動的青春喜劇,14歲胖女孩Juliette聰明又詭計多端,她學著接受自己的身份以及別人對她的看法。(Seventh Row網站)

JEUNE JULIETTE (CANADA/2019/COMEDY/DRAMA)

Young Juliette (English title)

Language: French, Canadian

 

Blurb

In this bubbly teenage drama, Juliette is a high school sophomore who has big dreams about friends, love and family. However, as each dream fails to materialise despite her best efforts, she learns to let go and find peace with who she really is.

 

Synopsis 

Meet Juliette, a high school sophomore. Juliette is a heavy girl; she’s also bold, funny, slightly scheming and totally endearing. It’s the hectic last few weeks before summer vacation, and Juliette is about to learn some big lessons about boys, love, and friendship. She’ll even do some growing up—but not too much.

 

Synopsis 

Fourteen-year old Juliette lives in the country with her father and her older brother. When Juliette was younger, her mother left the family to pursue her career in New York; from that moment, Juliette started to gain weight. Today, she’s not obese, but she’s clearly the heaviest girl at her high school. But that doesn’t stop her from being vivacious, funny and unrepentantly rebellious. Juliette has big dreams: she wants to throw the best parties, move to New York to live with her mother, and date the most gorgeous guy in her school, an older boy who is about to graduate. In short, she wants everything she can’t have—which sometimes makes her forget to appreciate those who really love her. We follow this brazen and endearing girl during her hectic last few weeks before summer vacation, and watch as she does some growing up—but not too much.

 

Synopsis 

In this feel-good comedy from Québec about a self-confident teenage girl, eveything’s a little bit over the top. 14-year old Juliette is red-haired, fat and has big dreams: she wants to throw the best parties, move to New York to live with her mum and go out with the coolest guy in the school. In a word: she wants everything she can’t have. And she’s not going to let a little thing like reality get in the way – and plunges with abandon into the last few weeks before the summer holidays.

 

Synopsis 

Fourteen-year-old Juliette lives with her single father and older brother in a Quebec suburb. She is a bright, vivacious and rebellious girl despite suffering occasional mockery by her classmates for being overweight. Juliette is determined to spread her wings and fly away from her dull and tedious entourage, but cannot refrain from indulging in far-fetched dreams, totally out of her league. We follow her as she embarks on a coming-of-age journey, set in the hectic last few weeks before summer vacation. A cynicism-free yet utterly endearing tale of teenage malaise.

Synopsis 

Juliette (Alexane Jamieson), age 14, is insolent, malicious, and a bit of a liar, not a profile that will win a popularity contest at school. She has few friends. But it’s her chubbiness that makes her the butt of cruel bullying. She acts as if she couldn’t care less – after all, she thinks her schoolmates are a bunch of losers. Toward the end of the school year, events start shaking up her ideas about love, friendship and family.

 

Acclaimed Quebec director-screenwriter Anne Emond creates a searing dramatic comedy, a poetic, sensitive and somewhat autobiographical portrait of the hidden anxieties of adolescence, the uncertainty of the future.

 

Writer/Director:     Anne Émond

Producer:                Sylvain Corbell

Production Co:        Metafilms

Cast:                            Alexane Jamieson, Léanne Désilets, Robin Aubert, Gabriel, Beaudet, Antoine Desrocher, Christophe Levac, 

Stéphane Crête, Tatiana Zinga Botao, Karl Farah, Myriam LeBlanc

 

Award:

  • Official Competition, Namur International Francophone Film Festival, 2019.
  • Original Screenplay Nominee, Canadian Screen Awards, CA, 2020.
  • Competition Internationale Nominee (Grand Prix du Jury), La Roche-sur-Yon IFF, 2019.
  • Best Feature Film Nominee, Valladolid IFF, 2019.

 

About the film:

  • The story is inspired by my experience at her age. I have a lot of similarities with Juliette. I was lonely and dreamy, fat with thirty pounds more than today..
  • Young Juliet is a bit like rewriting history and reinventing it while creating an inspiring character for others.
  • A semi-autobiographical coming of age story inspired by Émond's own teenage experiences. Wikipedia

 

Reviews:

  • Colourful, kooky and cool, Jeune Juliette is a delight that deserves your time and attention, and blows the playing field wide open for Émond. Montreal Gazette (Rotten Tomatoes)
  • Jeune Juliette is an absolutely delightful and body positive teen comedy about 14-year-old Juliette, a smart and savvy outsider who is coming to terms with her own identity and how people treat her because she is plump. Seventh Row (Rotten Tomatoes)