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Canada (Québec) | 2018 | 129 minutes | Philippe Lesage

September 28, 2019

French Cinema Now

Guillaume finds he's falling in love for the first time while Charlotte is feeling her boyfriend pull away in this dual exploration of two siblings learning about the pain of first love.

Guillaume finds he's falling for his best friend; Charlotte is feeling her boyfriend pull away. Both teenagers are shaken by their first loves in the turmoil of their youth. At a time when others are conforming, they stand their ground and assert their right to love and be free. New York Times Critics Pick.

"Philippe Lesage takes chances, and succeeds with boldly original form and narrative."—The New York Times

  • Original Language Title: Genèse
  • Director: Philippe Lesage
  • Principal Cast: Noée Abita, Théodore Pellerin, Édouard Tremblay-Grenier, Pier-Luc Funk, Émilie Bierre, Maxime Dumontier, Paul Ahmarani, Jules Roy Sicotte, Antoine Marchand-Gagnon
  • Country: Canada (Québec)
  • Year: 2018
  • Running Time: 129 minutes
  • Producer: Galilé Marion-Gauvin
  • Cinematographers: Nicolas Canniccioni
  • Language: French, English
  • Has Subtitles: Yes