1981

1981

Running Time: 132 mins

At 11 years old, nothing seems to be more important than fitting in.

Ricardo is the new kid on the block. At the always awkward age of 11, he desperately wants to be accepted and invents a new family history to be accepted by the children with wealthier backgrounds—he even promises to show off his non-existent collection of Playboys to gain a little more popularity. But more important than impressing his friends is winning the heart of Anne, the smartest, prettiest girl in the class—even if it means accepting himself for who he truly is.

Harking back to his own Wonder Years, director Ricardo Trogi sets his affectionate tale in the bygone era of 1981. With both humor and poignancy, this captivating journey of pre-adolescent survival is a warm reflection of life when things seemed a lot simpler.

- Sandy Wolf

Cinequest Category:
Premiere:
Audience Choice Award - Cinequest Film Festival
Director:
Ricardo Trogi
Cinematographer:
Steve Asselin
Cast:
Jean-Carl Boucher, Claudio Colangelo, Sandrine Bisson
Editor:
Yvann Thibaudeau
Producer:
Nicole Robert, Claude Paiement
Language:
French with English subtitles
Genre:
Comedy
Music:
Frédéric Bégin