09 20 Oct '24
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Charlotte Le Bon

Falcon Lake (13+)

Edition 2022
99' - 2022 - Drama - Dialogue: French, English
Director: Charlotte Le Bon Composer: Shida Shahabi With: Joseph Engel, Sara Montpetit, Monia Chokri
Part summer idyll about first love, part ghostly youth film, the directorial debut of Canadian actress Charlotte Le Bon is an equally sweet and unheimlich story about the emotional growing pains of young adolescents.
Ephemeral summer love in a coming-of-ager is nothing new. Yet, the directorial debut of Canadian actress Charlotte Le Bon is a surprisingly delicate and even haunting portrait of the intensity of first love. Freely translated from the graphic novel Une sœur, Falcon Lake is a melancholic symbiosis of a daydream and a nightmare in which thirteen-year-old Bastien, while on holiday in Quebec, falls for sixteen-year-old Chloé, a fan of the local ghost story. Despite their age difference, the two form a special bond that leads to boundary-breaking feelings. Atmospherically shot on 16mm, this wonderful youth story is an at times poetic and mysterious exploration of sexuality and infatuation, which will thrill both young and older audiences.
"Falcon Lake sees 13-year-old Bastien and 16-year-old Chloé embark on a will they/won't they friendship. In its own quiet and ruminative way, it's a sweet and sharp elucidation of the agony, and, well, inconsequentiality, of first love." - Little White Lies

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Charlotte Le Bon


Shida Shahabi


Joseph Engel, Sara Montpetit, Monia Chokri


Charlotte Le Bon, François Choquet

Director of Photography

Kristof Brandl


Julie Léna


David Gauquié, Julien Deris, Sylvain Corbeil, Nancy Grant, Jalil Lespert, Dany Boon, Jean-Luc Ormières

Production studios

Cinéfrance Studios, Metafilms, Onzecinq


Cherry Pickers

More information


French, English

Countries of production

Canada, France

Screenplay based on

graphic novel "A Sister" (Bastien Vivès)




Charlotte Le Bon
Judith Hotel (short, 2018), Falcon Lake (2022)

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