Charlotte Le Bon is probably best known for her roles in Fresh, The Hundred-Foot Journey, and Yves Saint Laurent for which she was a Cesar Award nominee. But like so many actors who have worked with some of the best directors in the world, Le Bon has turned to making movies herself. Last year at Cannes saw the world premiere of Le Bon’s directorial debut, Falcon Lake, where it earned a prestigious spot as part of the Director’s Fortnight.
Directed by Le Bon, who co-wrote the script with François Choquet based on Bastien Vivès’ graphic novel, Falcon Lake centers on Bastien, a 13-year-old boy from Paris on vacation in Quebec with his family, where he forms a relationship with 16-year-old Chloé, daughter of his mother’s friend.
Joseph Engel, Sara Montpetit, Monia Chokri, Arthur Igual, Karine Gonthier-Hyndman, Thomas Laperrière, Anthony Therrien, Pierre-Luc Lafontaine, Lévi Doré, and Jeff Roop star.
I’m a hug fan of Le Bon, and had no idea this movie even existed until now. So color me pretty excited to see what she can do as a filmmaker.
Falcon Lake opens in theaters on June 2nd before hitting VOD on June 13th.
A shy teenager on a summer vacation experiences the joy and pain of young adulthood when he forges an unlikely bond with an older girl.