Official US Trailer for André Téchiné's Coming-of-Age Film 'Being 17'
"You lack confidence. In yourself, in others, in life." Strand Releasing has debuted an official US trailer for André Téchiné's Being 17, a drama that first premiered at the Berlin Film Festival earlier this year. The film is about a boy named Thomas, played by newcomer Corentin Fila, who lives up in the mountains in a small town in France. He is always getting into fights with another kid at his school, named Damien played by Kacey Mottet Klein, but it turns out there's actually a sexual tension between them that is causing all the problems. The cast includes Sandrine Kiberlain as the mother of Damien, who invites Thomas to stay at their home. I saw this film in Berlin and was very impressed, even though it's going to be a hard sell for most, it's worth your time to discover. André Téchiné is an experienced director who knows what he's doing.
Here's the official US trailer (+ poster) for André Téchiné's Being 17, in high def from Apple:
Being 17 is a moving exploration of adolescent sexual awakening from renowned French director André Téchiné (Wild Reeds) with a script he co-wrote with director Céline Sciamma. Damien and Thomas are French teenagers from very different upbringings who go to the same high school but can’t stand each other. When circumstances bring Damien's mother Marianne (played by Sandrine Kiberlain) to invite Thomas to live with them, the young men are forced to coexist and work through their emerging attraction and complicated desires. Being 17 is directed by acclaimed French filmmaker André Téchiné, of films including Rendez-vous, Les innocents, Wild Reeds, Alice and Martin, Changing Times, and The Girl on the Train previously. The screenplay is by André Téchiné and Céline Sciamma. Strand Releasing opens André Téchiné's Being 17 in select US theaters starting October 7th later this fall. It's worth seeing.
That mom needs love. Boys will figure the whole thing out, but that women needs someone. Trust me ...
shiboleth on Sep 16, 2016
Been there, seen that. I think it could be a great film, but I think this territory is a bit tired.
DAVIDPD on Sep 16, 2016
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