TEENAGE LOCKDOWN TALES
Director(s): Marie-Pierre JAURY, Charlotte BALLET-BAZ – Writer(s): Marie-Pierre JAURY, Charlotte BALLET-BAZ Contact Print page
On Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 8 p.m. it was announced that all high schools in France would close until further notice due to the global coronavirus health crisis. All students are being placed under house arrest for an indefinite period of time.
Early summer vacation? That's one way of looking at it. But for thousands of adolescents in search of autonomy, it’s also the obligation to hit the pause button on a whole new experience of friendly and loving sociability, emancipation and the development of a life of their own, outside the family unit. That means school, of course, as well as the moments of getting together which they increasingly enjoy: afternoons in the city hanging out with friends, or evenings at each other's house.
This film tells this extraordinary event through the eyes of a group of adolescents, recording the fundamental change occurring in their daily lives at this crucial period of their personal development and the impact this has on them at different levels.