Falcon Lake

Short film One of the Boys will be screened before.


Two teenagers discover love, sex, and their identity near a bucolic lake surrounded by disturbing ghost legends.


Bastien, a young Parisian, spends his summer holidays in a bucolic place in Quebec, on the edge of a lake with mysterious ghost stories. There he meets Chloé, a teenager a little older than him, whom he feels attracted to. They strike up a friendship full of complicity, silence, gestures, sensuality, and discoveries, marked by the typical intensity of adolescence.


With an exquisite sensibility and a bewitching atmosphere, Canadian actress Charlotte Le Bon made her directorial debut with this film, which premiered at Cannes’ Directors’ Fortnight. Far from the classic tale of love and coming-of-age, Falcon Lake lingers in its surroundings, plans carefully every shot, and moves viewers with an apparent simplicity hiding several layers, including a ghost story, which colors the story of a tenuous latent tension.


Title: Falcon Lake
Year: 2022
Runtime: 100′
Country: Canada, France
Direction: Charlotte Le Bon
Screenplay: Charlotte Le Bon
Cast: Joseph Engel, Sara Montpetit, Monia Chokri
Cinematography: Kristof Brandl
Genre: Drama
Subtitles: À quatre mains
Contact: Flamingo Films

Wins and nominations

2022: Cannes Film Festival – Quinzaine des realisateurs
2022: Deauville Film Festival – Ornano-Valenti Award
2022: Chicago International Film Festival – Best Film New Directors
2022: Valladolid Film Festival