Written and directed by Suzanne Lindon (Vincent Lindon’s daughter and 20 years-old at the time of production), SPRING BLOSSOM is charmingly refreshing, and oh so French coming of age story that heralds Lindon as a rising international filmmaker to be reckoned with.
An official selection at Cannes, San Sebastian, and TIFF, this charming debut feature from 20-year-old Suzanne Lindon offers a bold and exploratory twist on a coming-of-age tale. Lindon plays Suzanne, a 16-year-old student daydreaming through a mundane high-school spring. While walking home, she catches sight of a handsome theater actor, Raphaël (Arnaud Valois, BPM (Beats Per Minute)), similarly lost in his own thoughts. They’re intrigued by each other, and their conversations eventually whisk them into a world of their own, which Lindon brings to life with freewheeling musical numbers and oneiric vignettes. A refreshing jaunt with a hidden wavelength, Spring Blossom coaxes Suzanne’s dreams out into the open. ( Rendez-Vous with French Cinema)
|2020 | France | 73 min | French with English Subtitles|
“Spring Blossom is a finely wrought, sensitively felt and artistically bold work.”
—Los Angeles Times
“(Lindon’s) authentic perspective shines through this tale of teenage romantic obsession.
If this is the blossoming of her career, I can’t wait to see it in full bloom.”
(Spring Blossom) rejects the trope of the angsty teenager,
capturing adolescent alienation with buoyancy and subtle whimsy.
—New York Times
“Suzanne Lindon is an undeniable talent, and with Spring Blossom she’s crafted
a genuinely involving slice-of-life tale.”
“Lindon creates a portrait of first love which is fresh, honest and engaging.“
New Horizons International Film Festival
Zuzana Jagoda Kolska Award for Youngest Filmmaker
Mar del Plata International Film Festival
Macau International Movie Festival
Minsk International Film Festival