Date & Time: Friday September 3rd / 8.30pm
Location: The Gate Cinema
Details: Christophe Blanc / France / 2020 / 109 mins
Starring: Kacey Mottet, Andrea Maggiulli, Anna Maria Vartolomei
Synopsis: In a Grenoble courthouse, three siblings are facing the consequences of the loss of their parents. At the heart of the story is ten year old Mathis, a unique character who acts as the touchstone for his siblings life journeys, as he figures out how this new world looks. His sister heads to the South to escape the family ghosts, but Mathis and his older brother Jack are going to see this one out together. With terrific energy and verve, the film unfolds their adventures, their father’s dark past, their trip to Spain and ultimately both the excitement of freedom, and the emotional reconfiguration needed for this family. The real star is young Andrea Maggiulli , depicting Mathis’ emotional turmoil throughout the chaos, the heavy metal, the parties and a notable visit to Grandad.
‘‘Just Kids is a moving, dynamic film. Christophe Blanc explores with great psychological accuracy and formal inventiveness the journey of grieving siblings left to their own devices” – Cineuropa.