Next Year

Directed by: Vania Leturcq
108 minutes
VUE Piccadilly
Pic. 3
Fri 25th Sep 21:30
Premiere Screening

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VUE Piccadilly
Pic. 3
Mon 28th Sep 16:50

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Belgian writer-director Vania Leturcq makes her feature debut with this coming-of-age drama that puts a fresh twist on the familiar story of teenage friends embarking on different paths into adulthood. They may have grown up in a small provincial Belgian village as inseparable friends, but outgoing Aude (Jenna Thiam – TV’s The Returned) and the more serious, introverted Clotilde (Constance Rosseau – Simon Killer) have different ideas about what they want to do once they finish school. Clotilde, desperate to follow her late mother’s path and study in Paris, drags a reluctant Aude along with her. Over the course of a year, as the excitement of Parisian life subsides, the pair must confront the very nature of their lives, loves and friendship. Underscoring the emotions of this strained friendship is a score from Manuel Roland (of Belgian rock group Applause), as well as a clutch of breezy Anglo-Gallic indie pop tunes, with vocalists including Applause bandmate Nicholas Ly, Belgian comedienne (and long-time Leturcq collaborator) Edwige Baily, and French songstress Jeanne Added.
Original Title
L'Année Prochaine
108 min
Vania Leturcq
Virginie Surdej
Virginie Surdej
Constance Rousseau
Jenna Thiam
Kevin Azaïs
Screening Status
UK Premiere
Strands: Features Europe