100 minutes – Comedy, Drama
Language: French, English
Festival Release date: May 18, 2022 – Cannes Film Festival
Release date: October 14, 2022
Production companies: Cinefrance, Ley Line Entertainment, Sons of Manual
Canadian distributor: Sphere Films
France distributor: Tandem
Adapted from the graphic novel Une sœur by Bastien Vivès, teenagers Bastien, a 13-year-old boy from Paris, France, on a family vacation at a lake cabin in Québec that is believed to be haunted by a ghost. He meets and develops a relationship with Chloé, the 16-year-old daughter of his mother’s old friend Louise. Despite the age gap between them, the two form a singular bond. Ready to overcome his worst fears to earn a place in Chloé’s heart, the holiday becomes a turbulent pivotal moment for young Bastien. Charlotte LeBon won the Emerging Canadian Director award at the 2022 Vancouver International Film Festival. Falcon Lake is a Canada-France co-production.
Also see: Northernstars reviews Falcon Lake.