Childhood, A

Director: Philippe Claudel • France

In this tender, keenly observed look at growing up in poverty in small town France, 13-year-old Jimmy dreams of a bourgeois life with family vacations and games of tennis. Trapped in an unstable household with a drug-addicted mother and her criminal boyfriend, Jimmy is forced to grow up too quickly. Over the course of a sweltering summer, Jimmy must find moments of hope in a world full of strife.

Language: French
Subtitles: English
Run Time: 100 Min.
Festival Program: Main Competition

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