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Astrakan

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Astrakan

Dir. David Depesseville

Synopsis:

When Samuel, a young orphan, is sent to live with foster parents Marie and Clement, he is gradually forced to face the demons he's holding on to internally, as well as those that exist within his new family. Swept up in the motions of coming of age for the very first time — falling in love with the girl next door, exploring hobbies and indulging in childhood passions — he also begins to learn of the secrets his foster family are keeping, leading him to question everything around him. As these questions emerge, Samuel is pushed in and out of crippling anguish, bridging a harsh gap between dense realism and feverish fantasy which leads to a stunning and transcendent final act. 

 

Lensed in gorgeous 16mm by Simon Beaufils (Knife+Heart), David Depesseville's debut narrative (an official selection of New Directors/New Films) offers a "gripping, impressionist rendering of the raw precariousness of youth" (The Film Stage).

U.S. Trailer

Year of production: 2022. Running Time: 105 min

In French with English Subtitles

Official Selection:
Locarno Film Festival
New Directors / New Films

Future Playdates

9/1-9/7 - Laemmle Glendale (Los Angeles, CA)

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