Spring Blossom (16 Printemps) is a French movie that features, Suzanne a 16 years old student. She is bored with people of her age. Every day on her way to high school, she passes a theater. There, she meets an older man and becomes obsessed with him. Despite their age difference, they find in each other an answer to their ennui and fall in love. But Suzanne is afraid she’s missing out on life – that life of a 16-year-old, which she had struggled so much to enjoy in the same way as her peers.
In the real-life, Suzanne Lindon is 20 years old. At 15, she enrolled at the prestigious French high school Henri IV, and at the same time began writing SPRING BLOSSOM. Suzanne graduated high school with honors in 2018, and decided to take a one-year preparatory course in sketching before joining l’Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs of Paris. It’s in 2019, the summer of her 19th birthday, that she decided to dive into preparation for her first feature film as both director and lead actress.
With Suzanne LINDON, Arnaud VALOIS, Florence VIALA de la Comédie Française, Frédéric PIERROT, Rebecca MARDER de la Comédie Française
The movie is in French with English Subtitles
The French movie Spring Blossom will be available in streaming for the whole time of the festival, but geo-blocked to Califonia.
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