A contemporary coming-of-age story, Genesis follows three teenagers falling in love, painfully searching for their identity, and fighting for their ideals, which no longer seem universal.
Guillaume, sixteen, is a student in a boarding school. He reads Salinger at night and artistically mocks his teachers and classmates during lessons. A rebel, he feels lonely whenever he has to follow the group. His best friend Nicolas is the womaniser of the school: spoilt with girls’ attention, he does not distinguish it from an authentic feeling. Guillaume’s sister Charlotte seems to fit in very well, but loses herself when her boyfriend offers her an open relationship.
In his new feature, Philippe Lesage paints a portrait of three millennials exploring their sensibilities, sexuality and vulnerability in the face of the world they are about to become part of. The film premiered at the 71st Locarno Festival.
Director: Philippe Lesage
Canada, 2018. 129' 18+