Claire Simon portrays an important time for any individual, from 16 to 18 years of age. Set in the Paris suburbs in high school (for those lucky enough to go), teenagers chat after and even during class, sitting in the hallway or outside on a bench, looking at the city below them. Claire Simon sets up a cinematic dialog with the teens, speaking about their personal history, their family, but also passions and loneliness. At this age, they start thinking about leaving their family, when there is one, and even run away from it when it’s completely broken. Being by yourself can bring as many good things as bad ones. This film becomes a place where they search and discuss the meaning of all this. A pure coming-age story, Young Solitude is an ode to youth.
Festivals And Awards
Claire Simon born in London. She first worked as an editor, and then shot several short films and documentaries before making her first feature film, Sinon, oui, in 1997. In addition to working as a director and screenwriter, Claire Simon is a cinematographer and actress.
Berlinale 2018. Visions du Réel 2018. Sheffield Doc/Fest 2018. Sydney FF 2018. Hong Kong IFF 2018.