It’s summertime; Zak and Seth find themselves dead broke and ditched by their absentee mother in the family’s cottage. Just like every holiday, they’ve resigned themselves to another shitty summer. But things change this year, when they meet Danny, a local teenager. Together, with life at their fingertips, they begin the great perilous journey of their lives. –Quinzaine des Réalisateurs
Philippe “Bouli” Lanners (born 20 May 1965 in Moresnet-Chapelle, in the Redeemed Cantons near Liège, Belgium) is a Belgian actor, author and film director. He is also known as a painter. —Wikipedia
Sulla scia di un cinema che segue gli adolescenti in un momento di passaggio, banale magari ma cmq decisivo, Lanners racconta la storia di tre amici nel Belgio di oggi. Genitori asssenti, istituzioni invisibili, nessuna rete sociale, ma solo alcuni individui che si pongono sul "sentiero della vita". L'amicizia verrà posta davanti a tutto. Fotografia e COLONNA SONORA belli. Invisibile ma godibile
If Stand By Me met Mean Creek by the campfire, The Giants could be the story Gordie would have told. That said, it is movingly understated in its own way, well-acted and it never falls into the "issue movie" trap. Lanners captures the moments where kids are just being kids, and where they are forced to act beyond their years, with the respect and precision of a Rob Reiner.
New work by Takashi Miike, Lav Diaz, James Benning and more.
Notable coverage of the 47th edition.
Updated through 5/21. From indieWIRE's Peter Knegt comes word that Karl Markovics's Atmen (Breathing) has won the Label Europa Cinemas award