Yellow Veil Pics debuted the official trailer for Falcon Lake, the Canadian coming-of-age indie film adapted from the graphic novel Une sœur, and starring Joseph Engel as a shy 13-year-old French boy who falls for a 16-year-old girl, while on a family vacation in Quebec.
Also starring in the film are Sara Montpetit, Monia Chokri, Arthur Igual, and Karine Gonthier-Hyndman.
Directed by Charlotte Le Bon, Falcon Lake premiered in the Director’s Fortnight at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival, followed by its Canadian premiere at the 2022 Toronto International Film Festival; and will be released in theaters on June 2, 2023, followed by on demand/digital on June 13, 2023
Bastien (Joseph Engel) is 14, that awkward age when hormones pre-empt bodily development. He, his little brother Titi (Thomas Laperrière), and his mom Violette (Monia Chokri) travel to a lakeside cottage in rural Quebec to spend time with Violette’s BFF Louise (Karine Gonthier-Hyndman) and her 16-year-old daughter Chloé (Sara Montpetit). Bastien is beguiled by Chloé’s moodiness and relative worldliness. Though their difference in age feels immense, Chloé is charmed by Bastien and invites him along to parties. She also enjoys terrorizing him with tales of the child who mysteriously died in the very part of Falcon Lake where she insists Bastien go swimming. It is rumoured that the child’s ghost still haunts these waters. [TIFF]
Watch the official trailer for Falcon Lake.