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89'

France, 2020

Original music : Raphaël Treiner Production : Lux for Film, Tënk

Programmed by Jean-Marie Barbe

French

English


Youth



Synopsis


Rasha, Fatoumata, Feraidon and the others live in the Rosny-sous-bois hostel for Young Workers in Seine Saint-Denis on the outskirts of Paris. They’re 20 years old, and every day, they must juggle their aspirations and what their precarious situation forces on them. Throughout the year, they’re given support. Their discussions with their social workers help us see what they go through and understand their struggle to hold onto their dreams without being overwhelmed by life’s daily grind.

Tënk's opinion


The most striking thing about this film is its radical attachment to the spoken word. At first, it seems to weave the portrait of young people in their search for social assistance or employment. But we soon understand that what they’re really seeking is freedom and desire through work. These young people need time, attention and support, and they quickly become characters whose future we’re interested in. From a formal point of view, Delphine Detrie slips into a type of classic immersion along the lines of “social reality” with few metaphorical images or little apparent gratuity. The main strength of this film is time – the time granted to its characters and the time taken for shooting, making it possible to film the evolution and transformation of these young people over the long term. These two arguments allow us a glimpse of their private lives, giving us an idea of the fragility of life’s paths and the determination not to lose sight of one’s dreams!

Jean-Marie Barbe
Producer, Co-founder of the États Généraux du Film Documentaire de Lussas

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