TEENAGE LOCKDOWN TALES
Director(s): Marie-Pierre JAURY, Charlotte BALLET-BAZ – Writer(s): Marie-Pierre JAURY, Charlotte BALLET-BAZ Contact Print page
“Teenage Lockdown Tales” is the multilinear story of five young lives turned upside down by the announcement of the lockdown… The story of Eva, Julien, Grégory, Nawel and Eve, all senior high school students at the Lycée Viollet-le-Duc in the Paris suburbs.
How do you live your teenage years when everything that’s the very essence of it - friends, hanging out, school, sport – is no longer possible? How do you learn to become independent and grow up quarantined 24/7 with your parents, sometimes in a crammed environment?
As everything was put on hold, filmmakers Marie-Pierre Jaury and Charlotte Ballet-Baz offered these teenagers, whom they’d met during a video workshop at their high school, the opportunity to tell us their experience themselves via phone, since they couldn’t live their adolescence “for real”.
This film, that began as a video logbook, paints an intimate portrait of adolescence in 2020 in France. Self-isolating in their room, Eva, Julien, Grégory, Nawel and Eve question each other and themselves and grow up while doing so...
"The film unfolds around themes that are specific to each protagonist. Gradually, they speak with ease inviting us into their universe which is tender, rich and captivating despite their young age."
Emmanuelle Skyvington (Télérama - 07/10/20)