Clara's Summer (2001)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Coming-of-Age, Gay & Lesbian Films  |   Run Time - 86 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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A week away from home has a profound impact on a young woman in this French drama. Clara (Selma Brook) and Zoe (Stephanie Sokolinski) are two close friends in their early teens who are being sent off to summer camp for a week. Zoe, who is very much aware of her burgeoning sexuality, sees their time away from home as a perfect opportunity to meet boys and lose their virginity, though Clara is a bit more cautious about such matters. Zoe sets her sights on cute Sebastien (Leo Grandperret), but when his lack of maturity angers her, Zoe decides she's through with men, and declares her affection for Clara. Clara isn't sure how she feels about this, but while the next day Zoe is back to flirting with Sebastien, Clara has found herself newly open to the idea of having a relationship with another girl. Clara begins seeking the attentions of Sonia (Salomée Stevenin), a precocious teenaged bisexual, but when gossip begins to spread about Clara's Sapphic desires, she is torn between her new feelings and fears about her reputation.



girl, lesbianism, summer-camp, self-discovery, attraction, teenagers, rumors