WINTER BOY [Le Lycéen]

WINTER BOY [Le Lycéen]

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WINTER BOY [Le Lycéen]

  • Directed by Christophe Honoré
  • Starring Paul Kircher, Vincent Lacoste, Juliette Binoche
  • BFI London Film Festival 2022
  • 2022 | 122mins | France | (15)

Tickets Are Only Available via BFI London Film Festival Website.


A gay teenager’s journey of self-discovery in the midst of tragedy finds newcomer Paul Kircher dazzling alongside Juliette Binoche in Christophe Honoré’s idiosyncratic French family drama.

Honoré is one of France’s more unpredictable directors, but his films – including Sorry Angel, Metamorphoses and the musical Love Songs – inventively explore the complexities of passion. His latest, and one of his finest, Winter Boy follows 17-year-old Lucas who, after a family tragedy, joins his older brother (Vincent Lacoste) in Paris, where he embarks on an exploration of his sexuality. Or rather, he pursues it further, as Lucas is already very comfortable with his gay identity and desire. Energetic, lyrical and fiercely candid, this psychologically and emotionally mature film features the fine performances you’d expect from Binoche and Lacoste, but also a revelation in engaging and altogether fearless newcomer Paul Kircher. - Jonathan Romney

French Language with English Subtitles