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The Turtle

Thomas Blumenthal
Roman Dopourides
France, 2016, 22 min.

In French with English subtitles.
Includes nudity.

AIFF Award Winner:
Best Global Short

Leo, ten years old, is getting ready for school by himself. The big apartment is empty when, like every morning, he slams the door and leaves home. Bastien, Leo's big brother, is on his part still at an after-party. He knows everybody here, he's in his element. But this morning, in the grim bathroom of this nightclub, he meets Julie. The young woman is going to invite herself in Leo and Bastien's lives. For a weekend, all taboos and rancours are going to emerge, and it will lead to the inevitable confrontation between the two brothers.

Category: Drama, Award Winner.
Themes: Family, Identity, Relationships, World Cinema, Youth.

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