Big Boy

Louise Carrin
Switzerland | 2022 | 61 min
World premiere
Language : French
Subtitle : English

Amadou, a 16 year old from Guinea, has just arrived in Switzerland. Far from his friends and family, he must adapt to his new life and go back to school in an integration class. Louise Carrin paints the portrait of a young man who must reconcile his migration journey with the torments of adolescence, its joys and heartbreaks.

Amadou, a 16-year-old from Guinea, has just arrived in Switzerland. Far from his friends and family, he must adapt to his new life and go back to school in an integration class. The director Louise Carrin (Les Papillons noirs, VdR 2013) casts an unapologetic look at this young man who must reconcile his difficult migration journey with the torments of adolescence, with its pleasures and heartbreaks. The director follows Amadou with sensitivity in his everyday life in the home and especially at school, where he finds a community with which he shares a journey of exile. She brilliantly brings to life a real team spirit guided by Marina, a dedicated and empathetic teacher, who sometimes feels powerless with regard to the Swiss asylum system, with its long waits and inexplicable denials, making her unable to work. Driven by Amadou and a group of young people full of humour, self-deprecation and extreme sincerity, La Cour des grands teaches us a real life lesson. 

Alice Riva

Big Boy, 2022
Venusia, 2016
Les Papillons noirs, 2013
Screenplay
Louise Carrin
Photography
Louise Carrin
Sound
David Cavallo
Editing
Louise JailletteChristine HoffetGabriel Gonzalez MoranLouise Carrin
Production
Elisa GarbarLouise Productions Lausanne SàrlLouise CarrinLes Films du Causse
Sales contact
Louise-Adélaide CarrinLes films du Causselouise.carrin@gmail.com+33788942556

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