If you ever give an excuse to why you can't accomplish your dreams, just know the critically acclaimed French film Spring Blossom (which debuted at last year’s Toronto International Film Festival and has an RT rating of 93%) was written by a girl when she was 15-years-old. Oh...and she also, at the age of 19, directed it and starred in. The coming-of-age film is advertising itself as a genuine perspective of being a teenager from the mind of the young creative force that is Suzanne Lindon (the girl who wrote, directed, and starred in the film). The synopsis is as follows:
Suzanne (Played by Lindon) is sixteen. She is bored with people her own age. From the outside, everything appears lovely in her charmed world, but the everyday monotony of school and her relationships with friends and family feels completely uninspired. Every day on her way to high school, she passes a theater. There, she meets a 35-year-old actor named Raphaël (Played by Arnaud Valois, BPM (Beats Per Minute )). Despite their age difference they find in each other an answer to their ennui and develop a strong connection. Immersed in the world of grown-ups and adult choices, Suzanne begins questioning the pitfalls of blossoming too quickly and missing out on life – the life of a 16-year-old, which she had struggled so much to enjoy in the same way as her peers.
Today, the official trailer has been released ahead of it's limited theatrical release in the US in New York City and Los Angeles on May 21. Check it out below: