It’s summer on a leisure base in the Paris tough suburbs. A land of adventures, flirting and transgression for some, a place to hide out or take a break for others. With its beach and its hidden nooks and crannies, it’s like a childhood kingdom waiting to be explored, resonating with the turmoil of today’s society
The scent of scorched grass, ice-cream, sun cream, the hot plastic of pedal boats… There’s no doubt about it, summer is here, ready to roll out its share of unforgettable memories. You just have to go to the Cergy-Pontoise Outdoor Activities Centre, even if it means sneaking in without paying, because inside lies the promise of adventures, encounters, flirting, new phone numbers and selfies. Guillaume Brac sets up his camera for the summer to capture this holiday fever so peculiar to childhood. Exploring the nooks and crannies of this improbable island of possibilities, he meets children and teenagers from every background, all determined to have a good time. But there are also a few solitary people whose personal tales and paths resonate in this haven of peace. The director offers us a summer fairytale that’s sensuous and funny, warming our bodies and hearts during the long winter and reminding us that childhood and desire are eternal.