Sucré Seize

Alexa-Jeanne Dubé
2023 - Essay - 64 min

Homegrown cinema

Sucré Seize

Québec (Canada)

All set in an evocative, poetic location, the characters talk about various themes: self-image, eating disorders, anxiety, first love, first kiss, friendship, sisterhood, sex, rape, incest, social networks, social and political revolt. Constructed in the form of a symphony, the work is punctuated by four movements that echo each other narratively and musically. Its distinctive visual identity forces the film to define itself somewhere between feature-length fiction and art object.


Preceded by the short film Gaby les collines (Zoé Pelchat, 2023, 21′, French with English subtitles)

Thirteen-year-old Gaby arrives in the Magdalen Islands to spend the summer with her father, as she does every year. She’s thrilled to return to the sea she loves so much, to her friends on the islands, to the winding hills on the horizon and to the warmth and joy of her father’s home. But this time, something’s different: she’s hit puberty, and her life will never be the same again.

FST - French subtitles
EST - English subtitles
CC - Closed captions

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