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A Colony

Une colonie
Director: Geneviève Dulude-De Celles
CA 2019102' fr

Mylia, a timid 12-year-old child, is about to leave her native countryside to begin high school. Lost in this new hostile environment, she copes as well as she can, sometimes awkwardly, dealing with the absurdities and victories of adolescence. Along the way she encounters Jimmy, a young indigenous outsider from the neighbouring reserve, who will help her stand her ground and embrace who she really is.

The director believes that the shock of slipping into teenage years can turn out to be more brutal and scarring than the transition to adulthood. This is a specific time in life when one develops their relationship with other people. Major power struggles take place within the walls of a high school.

Curator's point of view: The film follows the tradition of the North American independent cinema. Common teenager dilemmas and search for identity, however without trivialisation, as if experiencing the world for the first time.