The
 Vincent

PEREZ
Archives

Belgium/Luxemburg/
France/Switzerland

2013

85 minutes

Synopsis:  At 14, Diane is an enigmatic teenager and a loner. She is busy bringing up her little brother, Marc, and has an intense relationship with her father, Christian. The appearance of Julia, a young charismatic and emancipated English girl, in her neighbourhood turns Diane's everyday life upside down. Diane, who wants to break the bounds of childhood at any price, goes through the most dramatic experiences of her life in the space of six months. The closer she is to Julia, the more she turns her back on morality, paying no attention to the consequences or the limits of her desires.

Production Notes & Photos:

Filming took place during April and May 2012. Scenes were shot in Belgium, Luxembourg and Switzerland, specifically the village of Cudrefin located in the Vaud canton.

Reviews:

Cineuropa.org:
"Thanks to
accurate actors directed in a modest and sensitive manner, Delphine Lehericey is able to draw a both universal and intimate portrait of a teenager in crisis who is discovering her body and desires but also her own values in her emotional relationship to sexuality... Set in between the sexual liberation of the 70s and the arrival of the Internet, 'Puppy Love' benefits from an original soundtrack by Belgian electro-pop band Soldout which brings back memories of the late 80s and early 90s."

 

 

Cast:

Solne Rigot.....................Diane
Vincent Perez...............Christian
Audrey Bastien...................Julia

Credits: 

Directed by...............Delphine Lehericey
Written by.................Delphine Lehericey
Produced by.......................Juliette Films