Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Filmed in French, the Canadian Adolescents consists of three short tales of the trials and tribulations of teenhood. In "Fiametta", Micaela Esdra moons over her deceased father, whose omniprescent memory squelches her mother's latest romance. "Genevieve" features Genevieve Bujold and Louise Marleau as close friends who drift apart after handsome Bernard Arcand honors Bujold with a kiss. And in "Marie-France and Veronica", Veronice Duval and Nadine Ballot simultaneously experience a sexual awakening while visiting Paris. Though three directors worked on The Adolescents, the film maintains a consistency of mood and quality throughout.
friendship, kiss, sexual-awakening, sexual-awareness, memory, coming-of-age, father, love, romance, teenagers, sensitivity