Our sixth edition of the festival, among the more than 50 selected films, has two very special feature films, aimed at teenagers, with incredible and unprecedented stories.
The first one, Mes frères et moi, by Yohan Manca, a French fiction from 2021 that which depicts a teenager’s summer vacation in the south of France.
Nour, a 14-year-old boy, is enjoying the beginning of the summer holidays in the South of France. He is the youngest of four brothers. They live together in a council estate, taking turns caring for their mother who is in a coma. She used to love Italian Opera, so Nour plays it for her, and develops a passion for that music. Between community work and rising tensions at home, Nour dreams of escaping to a faraway place. When he crosses paths with Sarah, an Opera singer teaching summer classes, he finally finds the opportunity to come out of his shell and explore new horizons.
The story can be watched on the big screen this Saturday (29), at 3:30pm, at Casa das Artes.
The second one, called La Traversée, by Florence Miailhe, an animation co-produced between France, Germany and Czech Republic in 2021, which tells the story about a small village looted in darkness, a family forced to flee. The two oldest children, Kyona and Adriel are quickly separated from their parents facing the road of exile alone. They embark on a heroic journey which takes them from childhood to adolescence in search of shelter, peace and the hope of finding refuge and their family. Crossing a continent torn apart by war and migrant persecution, these courageous siblings survive incredible challenges, before reaching a new world, free at last.