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Films that were made by filmmakers since they were discovered at Premiers Plans.

running time: 1h28

Tender Age

Julien Gaspar-Oliveri
2020 - France - Fiction - 26mn
With Noée Abita, Ilies Kadri, Marie Denarnaud, Félyx Kysyl

Diane, 16, can only live through the eyes of her mother, Sophie. Their symbiotic relationship is becoming increasingly difficult for Diane to bear. At school, she clumsily expresses her need to be loved the way she is at home, like when she trades a favour for a glance, in the toilets. With her sharp tongue, provocative attitude and attention seeking, she tries to break away from her mother. For one weekend, she wants to live like a grown up.
Julien Gaspar-Oliveri studied drama at the prestigious Conservatoire National Supérieur d'Art Dramatique de Paris. After graduating, he has worked as an actor, and a theatre and film director. As an actor, he worked under the direction of Dominique Czapski, Didier Bezace, Jean Bellorini. He has produced and directed several shorts and music videos. His medium-length film Villeperdue was released in 2017 and received a great acclaim from the critics. He took part in the Ateliers d'Angers residency in 2018 with his feature project Si tu tapes étoile.

Invisible Hero

Cristèle Alves Meira
2019 - Portugal / France - Fiction - 28mn
With Duarte Pina, Lucília Raimundo

Duarte, a blind man in his 50s, starts to look for his Cape Verdean friend, Leandro, who has mysteriously disappeared. Despite the summer heat of Lisbon, Duarte walks miles through his neighbourhood but no one seems to have seen or even known his friend. His quest will eventually lead him to the depths of the night and reveal his secret.
Of Portuguese and French nationality, Cristèle shot a documentary in Cape Verde, Som & Morabeza, where she reflects on immigration in Portuguese-speaking African countries, followed by a second documentary in Angola, Born in Luanda. She directed two short films shot in Portugal: Sol branco and Campo de Víboras, both selected at Premiers Plans. Her short film Invisível Herói (Invisible Hero) was selected for the 58th Critics' Week. She developed the script of her first feature project at the 2016 Ateliers d'Angers.

Sol negro

Maureen Fazendeiro
2019 - Portugal - Essai - 07mn
With the voices of Delphine Seyrig

Glimpses of the solar eclipse of 20 March 2015 in Lisbon. A letter from afar talks of life in a distant land.
Maureen Fazendeiro studied Art, Literature and Cinema at Denis Diderot University – Paris VII. In 2012, she joined Independencia, where she was in charge of publishing books about Cinema. In 2014, she concluded her first film, Motu Maeva, selected at Premiers Plans. She works uses physical film as her medium and is a member of L'abominable, an artist-run film laboratory based in Paris. Since 2016, she has worked as scriptwriter for Miguel Gomes's upcoming film, Selvajaria, and has been preparing her first feature-length film, As Estações.

Bus 96

Louis Séguin
2019 - France - Essai - 27mn
With Hugues Perrot, Louis Séguin

Pyrénées-Ménilmontant: two friends get on the 96 bus. Hugues talks about his film projects on the way. Louis listens to him, but his mind is elsewhere. The bus drives on, and memories flood back.
Filmmaker, critic, editor and actor, Louis Séguin has directed two short films:
Les Ronds-points de l'hiver co-directed with Laura Tuillier in 2015 and Saint-
in 2018, shown last year at the Festival Premiers Plans.