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Un bon garçon

Un bon garçon

Non-competitive programs Cartes blanches Focus belge francophone - Le Court en dit long

Thursday 12 | 3pm


Maxime is sixteen. A talented swimmer, he is preparing to enter the sports studies programme. One afternoon, the police turn up during training to question his coach, who has been accused of sexual abuse by one of the club's children. These accusations will crack the shell of silence that Max has built to survive the abuse he himself suffered years earlier.

Director(s) :
Paul Vincent de Lestrade

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Interpretation :
Igor Van Dessel, Sandrine Blancke, Steve Driesen, Mara Taquin, Maxime Taffanel, N’Landu Lubansu

Scenario :
Paul Vincent de Lestrade

Original soundtrack :
Maxime Hervé

Production :
Need Productions (Belgique) - Website
Tripode Productions (France) - Website
RTBF - Website
Centre du Cinéma et de l’Audiovisuel de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, - Website
Shelter Prod le Tax Shelter du Gouvernement fédéral belge la Région Grand-Est - Website
CNC - Website
France Télévisions - Website

Distribution :
Shortcuts - Website


Paul Vincent de Lestrade

After a degree in cinema and audiovisual studies at the Sorbonne, during which he worked as a film critic for various student media, Paul Vincent de Lestrade entered the directing department at INSAS in Brussels in 2015. His documentaries and fictions form a collection of portraits that mainly question the relationship of bodies to the norms imposed on them, and in particular the imperative of performance. He has directed "Visages" (2019, doc) and "Respire" (2020, graduation). In 2021, he published an essay Le Fils de Jean-Pierre et Luc Dardenne (Yellow Now). UN BON GARÇON won the Prix de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles and the Best Actor Award (to Igor Van Dessel) at the BSFF 2023, and the Audience Award at the Festival Le Court en dit long 2023. He has just shot a new short film "Cage" and is preparing his first feature film, "Helter Shelker".

25th Off-Courts Trouville from September 7 to 13 2024

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Cinema screenings are available free of charge with tickets, which can be collected on the day of the screening from the festival reception.