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Canadian Cinema

JEUNE JULIETTE

Year 2019
Runtime 92 mins
Language French
Subtitles English Subtitles
Alberta Premiere

Juliette, a young teenager in her second year of high school has to handle the mockeries of other students in this comedic coming of age story.

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.

Quebec director Anne Émond’s (NELLY, NUIT #1) semi autobiographical story is a refreshing, comedic and loveable experience from beginning to end, in this truly unique coming-of-age story.

Countries

Canada
Festivals
Cinefest Sudbury International Film Festival
Director
Anne Émond
Producer
Sylvain Corbeil
Screenwriter
Anne Émond
Cinematographer
Olivier Gossot
Cast
Alexane Jamieson, Léanne Désilets, Robin Aubert