Canada, 2018, 129 min


Philippe Lesage


Galilé Marion-Gauvin,
Geneviève Gosselin-G.


Philippe Lesage

Rights Holder

Be for Films


Nicolas Canniccioni


Noée Abita, Théodore Pellerin, Édouard Tremblay-Grenier, Pier-Luc Funk, Émilie Bierre, Maxime Dumontier, Paul Ahmarani, Jules Roy Sicotte, Antoine Marchand-Gagnon, Jean-Simon Leduc, Marc Beaupré, Mylène Mackay


Productions l'Unite Centrale

Three teenagers are shaken up 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. Guillaume and Charlotte, teenage half-siblings simultaneously struggling with romance; Charlotte is in a relationship with Maxime, but is reeling from his proposal that they change to an open relationship, while Guillaume is a student at an all-boys boarding school who is developing a romantic and sexual attraction to his classmate Nicolas.

2018 Locarno IFF (Switzerland) – Main Competition
2018 Valladolid IFF (Spain) – 3 awards including Best film, Best director, Best actor (Théodore Pellerin)
2018 Festival du nouveau cinéma de Montréal - Best Film, Best Actor awards
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Philippe Lesage

Philippe Lesage began his career as a documentary filmmaker, directing four noted features, including THE HEART THAT BEATS (2010), which won several awards. His debut fiction feature, THE DEMONS (2015) has been invited to more than 60 international festivals. THE DEMONS won the San Francisco Golden Gate Award, was included in the TIFF Top Ten, and was named one of the top ten films of 2015 by Variety.

Selected filmography

The heart that beats (2010)

The demons (2015)