Set over the course of one winter, this strongly autobiographical film from acclaimed writer/director Christophe Honoré (Sorry Angel, Inside Paris) follows a young gay man on the cusp of adulthood who, after being sent reeling by an unexpected loss, looks for comfort in all the wrong places.
17-year-old Lucas (Paul Kircher) is drifting through his final year of boarding school, blithely passing time with his boyfriend, but mostly looking forward to following his artist older brother to Paris. But a sudden accident soon strips away everything Lucas has taken for granted…
“Winter Boy shines when it allows its actors to quietly play out family dynamics, with Lacoste, Binoche and especially Kircher wearing the many shades of grief with effortless, endearing naturalism.” ~Devika Girish, The New York Times
“Ultimately, this film celebrates living — including the part that includes taking big swings and making terrible mistakes.” ~Noel Murray, L.A. Times