BEING 17

Directed by André Téchiné
US release date: October 7, 2016

Unfolding over four seasons in the arresting, mountainous setting of the French Pyrénées, BEING 17 is the story of Damien (Mr. Mottet Klein) and Thomas (Mr. Fila,) two French teenagers from very different upbringings who go to the same high school but are constantly fighting. When family circumstances bring Damien’s mother, Marianne (Ms. Kiberlain) to invite Thomas to live with them, the young men are forced to coexist and work through their emerging and complicated desires.

One of the most respected French directors of the last three decades, André Téchiné continues, with BEING 17, to explore the psyche of young adults as he did in such acclaimed films as Wild Reeds, Thieves, and Strayed. A great director of French actresses, Mr. Téchiné has had a long collaboration with Catherine Deneuve (My Favorite Season, Scene of the Crime, Thieves, Changing Times and Hotel des Amériques). He began his film career as a critic for Cahiers du Cinéma and has been honored with numerous retrospectives around the world.


BEING 17 directed by André Téchiné, written by Céline Sciamma and André Téchiné, produced by Olivier Delbosc and Marc Missonnier.

With Sandrine Kiberlain, Kacey Mottet Klein, Corentin Fila

Distributed by Strand Releasing

> Opens in New York on Friday, October 7 at IFC Center and Lincoln Plaza Cinema

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