*Genesis*. 2018. Canada. Directed by Philippe Lesage

Genesis. 2018. Canada. Directed by Philippe Lesage. French with English subtitles. 130 min.

Following his autobiographical 2015 narrative debut The Demons, Philippe Lesage continues to chronicle the life of young Felix (Édouard Tremblay-Grenier), now diverging to capture the romantic trials and tribulations of two Quebecois teen siblings. While the charismatic, Salinger-reading Guillaume (Théodore Pellerin) wrestles with his sexual identity at his all-boys boarding school, the more ostensibly grown-up Charlotte (Noée Abita) discovers the casual cruelty of the adult world that awaits her post-graduation. Lesage and his young actors depict the aches of becoming oneself with nuance, honesty, and compassion, and the result is one of the most beautiful coming-of-age stories in years. U.S. Premiere

  1. Sunday, March 31,
    6:00 p.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor T2, Theater 2
  2. Saturday, March 30,
    2:30 p.m.

    Lincoln Center, Walter Reade Theater
This film accompanies New Directors/New Films 2019.