Sasha, a 7 year old boy, has lived as a little girl since the age of 3. The film follows his daily life, the questioning of his parents and his brothers and sisters, as well as the unceasing fight that his family must wage to make his difference understood. Courageous and uncompromising, Karine, Sasha's mother, leads a relentless struggle driven by an unconditional love for her child.
Emma and Anaïs are best friends and yet everything in their life seems to oppose them, their social background but also their personality. From the age of 13 to 18, Adolescentes follows the two teenagers during these years where radical transformations and first times punctuate daily life. Through their personal stories, the film offers a rare portray of France and its recent history.
En 1558, à la cour du roi Henri II, Mademoiselle de Chartres, devenue Princesse de Clèves par son mariage, rencontre le Duc de Nemours. Naît alors un amour immédiat et fulgurant. Aujourd'hui à Marseille, des lycéens de quartiers populaires s'emparent du roman La princesse de Clèves pour mettre des mots sur les préoccupations de leur âge. A 17 ans, on aime intensément, on dissimule, on avoue. c'est l'âge des premiers choix et des premiers renoncements.
Set in the Paris suburbs in high school (for those lucky enough to go), teenagers chat after and even during class, sitting in the hallway or outside on a bench, looking at the city below them. Claire Simon sets up a cinematic dialog with the teens, speaking about their personal history, their family, but also passions and loneliness. At this age, they start thinking about leaving their family, when there is one, and even run away from it when it’s completely broken. Being by itself can bring as many good things as bad ones. This film becomes a place where they search and discuss the meaning of all this.
Through their locker room chats, training sessions, and the balance they find between coquettish touches and muddied knees, three teenage rugby girls question their own prejudices and those of their social circles toward female and male attributes in our society.
Nastya was ten when a missile fired by Russian terrorists on New Year's Eve changed her life forever. It took her father's life and destroyed their house. Nastya's school is only in 500 meters from the front line. War has become commonplace. Just a part of the landscape. The only means for Nastya's family to survive is the scrap metal they scavenge while under fire. Senya is seven years old. He is a first-grader. In the seven years of his life, he has seen seven years of war and not a day of peace. Senya likes to climb on the boney pile to watch the sunset. His stepfather dig graves to earn money for a new suit and backpack for Senya. This is a film about the children who live in the war zone in Ukraine.