Jeune Juliette (Young Juliet)

Director Anne Émond
Year 2019
Run Time 97min
Genre Comedy, Drama
Adolescence is a tough time for a lot of people. Take Juliette (Jamieson); on top of feeling misunderstood by her peers and her own family, she has to deal with her dad’s new bohemian girlfriend, her first crush, and an increasing awareness that people see her as overweight. Good thing she has her best friend (Désilets), and a precocious young boy (Beaudet) whom she babysits to help her sort through the tumult of coming of age.

This humorous and heartfelt fourth film from writer/director Anne Émond wonderfully captures the awkwardness and the pain of growing up, letting go, and learning to love yourself no matter what other people think.

“It’s remarkable... Beautifully written, and sprinkled with laughter.” — MarcAndré Lussier, La Presse (Translated from French)

Director

Anne Émond

Émond’s debut feature, Nuit #1, won the Claude Jutra Award for Best Feature by a first time filmmaker at the 2012 Genie Awards. Her other credits include the shorts La vie commence, Sophie Lavoie and Plus rien ne vouloir, and the features Nelly and Les êtres chers, which received seven Jutra Award nominations and won for Best Direction. Her most recent film is Manuel de la vie sauvage.

Writer

Anne Émond

Cast

Robin Aubert, Alexane Jamieson, Léanne Désilets

Producer

Sylvain Corbeil

Genres

Comedy, Drama

Interests

Bullying, Female Filmmaker, LGBTQ2S+

Original Language

French