THE FRENCH KISSERS
Direct from France, where it was the breakout comedy hit of the 2009 Cannes International Film Festival (Directors Fortnight) and achieved over one million admissions in its first eight weeks of release, THE FRENCH KISSERS is a rollicking tale of a pair of teens who are far removed from the cool crowd, as they suffer the endless embarrassments and minor triumphs of their first sexual longings.
The debut feature of acclaimed graphic artist Riad Sattouf, and featuring applauded performances by newcomers Vincent Lacoste and Anthony Sonigo, adroitly supported by Emmanuelle Devos, Noemie Lvonksy, Irene Jacob and Valeria Golino, THE FRENCH KISSERS is fresh, smart, and absolutely unabashed in its depictions not only of the humiliations of youth, but also the trials of parenthood.
While wiseass Herve (Vincent Lacoste) and his sidekick Camel (Anthony Sonigo) are forever fantasising over their female classmates, they're rarely able to go as far as actually talking to any of them, other than to mumble a few incoherent insults. But when Herve inexplicably catches the eye of the sweet but equally hormone-fuelled Aurore (Alice Tremolieres), he's pushed to choose between his first probable girlfriend, his unquenchable libido, and his best friend.
Australian National Release Date: December 26, 2009
Running time: 87 minuteswww.thefrenchkissers.com