West Coast premiere!
Sunday, January 25, 5 pm
(Nils Tavernier, France, 2013, live action, 95 min)
Ages 12+. In French with English subtitles.
Julien is 17, has a great sense of humor, lots of charm, and is wheelchair-bound due to cerebral palsy. His parents love him, but the family is gradually falling apart under the strain of dealing with his disability. His mother is overprotective, and his father has become withdrawn and self-destructive. In a bid to both bond with his father and help him, Julien challenges him to participate (with him) in the Ironman race in Nice, a triathlon in which his father has previously competed. This time, he'll not only have to finish the difficult race, but also help his teen throughout the course.
Notes to parents: There is a very brief glimpse of nudity, seen from a distance, as well as one coarse gesture and very limited coarse language. Julien's dad smokes, but gives it up halfway through the film.
Northwest Film Forum (View)
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