Andre Techine/France/116 min/2016/French with English Subtitles
Andre Téchiné (Wild Reeds, Strayed) directs this tender teenage love story set in the French Pyrenees about two high school boys whose initial rivalry gives way to surprisingly deep and passionate emotion. Biracial Thomas lives with his adoptive parents high in the snow-covered mountains, a place so isolated that just getting to school every day requires exhausting effort. It is at school that the loner Thomas meets—and instantly dislikes—the arrogant Damien , a tough kid with an inquisitive mind who likes to box. Brought together by Damien’s mother a doctor who senses that both boys might benefit from each other’s company, the two lads grow to share a profound connection that is both moving and unsentimental.
Winner! International Grand Jury Prize for Best Picture. Outfest 2016