Genesis (Genèse) | Denver Film Society | Philippe Lesage | Canada

Genesis

Genèse

Philippe Lesage

French, EnglishEnglish SubtitlesCanada2018129 min

Showtimes

No upcoming showtimes scheduled.

Overview

As the title suggests, Genesis has to do with creation myths: Adolescent siblings Guillaume and Charlotte, like Adam and Eve and all of us, are on a journey of self-discovery that necessarily entails a loss of innocence.


Guillaume is the class clown at a boys’ prep school, wielding his sometimes charming, sometimes barbed wit like a shield to protect others—and more crucially himself—from knowledge about his sexual identity, one he fears is fundamentally unlovable. (It’s no surprise that he has a Morrissey poster on his wall.) His older sister Charlotte, meanwhile, isn’t hiding her sexuality from anyone—on the contrary, it’s her primary means of negotiating with the world and determining her place in it. Both will come to learn the limitations of their coping strategies the hard way in Québécois filmmaker Philippe Lesage’s moody coming-of-age drama—now languid, now searing—even as the viewer must grapple with the ways in which their story colors that of Felix and Beatrice, making a late screen entrance as young campers on the cusp of adolescence.


Sponsored by William LaBahn, Out Front, Ratio Beerworks, TV5MONDE, Mike’s Camera, Alliance Française de Denver, Colorado Office of Film, Television & Media

Producer: Galilé Marion-Gauvin | Editor: Mathieu Bouchard-Malo | Cinematographer: Nicolas Canniccioni | Screenwriter: Philippe Lesage
Cast: Noée Abita, Paul Ahmarani, Marc Beaupré, Emilie Bierre, Émile Bilodeau, Brett Dier

You might also enjoy...

Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Portrait of a Lady on Fire

French writer/director Céline Sciamma won the Best Screenplay award at Cannes for this affecting, elegantly subversive period romance set in the 18th century, which follows artist Marianne on a delicate assignment: painting the wedding portrait of reluctant bride-to-be Héloïse.

France 2019 119 Min
Learn More
Premature

Premature

This raw, intimate portrait of a young woman confronting the complexities of the adult world over the course of a summer in Harlem is at once timeless and bracingly contemporary. Make note of director Rashaad Ernesto Green and co-writer/lead actress Zora Howard as talents to watch.

USA 2019 86 Min
Learn More
So Pretty

So Pretty

Combining narrative fiction with documentary and 16mm film with cellphone footage, Jessie Jeffrey Dunn Ravinelli captures the daily lives, challenges, dreams, and desires of four trans and queer youth in New York City.

USA 2019 83 Min
Learn More