Softie (Petite nature)
Official Selection93' - 2021 - Drama - Dialogue: French
Director: Samuel Theis Composer: Ulysse Klotz With: Melissa Olexa, Aliocha Reinert, Antione Reinartz
Ten year-old Johnny stands out from his family and his tough neighborhood in Eastern France.
Ten year-old Johnny stands out from his family and his tough neighborhood in Eastern France. He’s sensitive, intelligent and interested in all kinds of things way beyond his years. With curiosity, he observes the ups and downs of his young single mother’s turbulent love life. Things change when a new teacher, fresh from the big city, takes over Johnny's class. Mr. Adamski believes in Johnny and wants to open a new world to him. And the sophisticated young teacher also intrigues the boy.
“An intimate and delicate story, bittersweet and at once simple and profound, Softie explores the different facets of a teen’s emotional, intellectual but also sexual awakening, carefully avoids any black-or-white thinking and vibrates to the beats of a heart learning to control itself.” - Cineuropa
Melissa Olexa, Aliocha Reinert, Antione Reinartz
Director of Photography
Nicolas Desmaison, Esther Lowe
Avenue B Productions
Countries of production
Party Girl (2014)