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Petite Nature / Softie

Taipei Film Festival, Taiwan

Wednesday - 09/21/2022
7:30 PM - City Kino Wedding 
Opening Film
from 7 pm Opening Reception
Followed by a Q&A with director Samuel Theis
Fiction / Softie / France / 2021 / Language: French / Subtitles: English / 93 Min.
Director: Samuel Theis
Writer: Samuel Theis
Producer: Caroline Bonmarchand
Cinematographer: Jacques Girault
Editor: Nicolas Desmaison, Esther Lowe
Sound: François Abdelnour
Music: Ulysse Klotz
Production Design: Mila Preli
Costume Design: Rachèle Raoult
Cast: Aliocha Reinert, Antoine Reinartz, Mélissa Olexa, Izïa Higelin

Ten-year-old Johnny stands out from his family and his tough neighborhood in Eastern
France. He’s sensitive, intelligent and interested in all kinds of things way beyond his
years. With curiosity, he observes the ups and downs of his young single mother’s
turbulent love life. Things change when a new teacher, fresh from the big city with his artist girlfriend, takes over
Johnny’s class. Mr. Adamski believes in Johnny and wants to open a new world to him.
And the sophisticated young teacher also intrigues the boy.

After his debut film, Party Girl, which the Favourites Film Festival screened in 2015, Samuel Theis tells a story about the will to break out of a harsh environment and captivates the audience with great empathy for his characters.