12-year-old Anäis and her 15-year-old sister Elena are on holiday with their parents over the summer on the French coast. Elena is slim and overwhelmingly beautiful where as Anäis is plain and overweight, and her sister makes her all-too-aware of their physical disparities. Elena meets an older Italian boy who is a law student and seduces her. Anäis warns against their frivolous flirtation, but Elena succumbs to lust. The holiday takes a devastating turn as circumstances escalate beyond their control. A coming-of-age story about sexuality, identity and the corruption of youth.
Curated by Taryn Joffe of the National Film and Television School, the film is part of the Stolen Summers film season – a celebration of the European summer holiday and the pleasure and trouble that travel invites.
This film is F | Rated, which means it has a woman writer and/or director, and that it has a 3-dimensional principal female character.