Avril

April in Love

 
Avril is a 21-year-old novice who was abandoned at birth in front of an isolated convent in the heart of the mountains. She was raised there by the ”Trappistines of the Strict Observance“. Mother Marie-Joseph tells her it is time for her to take her perpetual vows. Avril must make a retreat for two weeks in the Saint Chapel, apart from the convent. But Sister Bernadette reveals a secret to Avril: she was not abandoned by herself; there was also a boy – her twin brother, whom the abbess decided to entrust to an orphanage. This revelation will overturn the destiny of the young novice and lead her, by her encounters, to discover a world she never imagined, on the path to another truth, the truth of carnal temptations.

CROSSING EUROPE AWARDS
2007: ray PUBLIKUMSPREIS
Competition Fiction 2007
Gérald Hustache-Mathieu
France 2006
color
96 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Gérald Hustache-Mathieu
Cinematography Aurélien Devaux
Editing François Quiqueré
With Sophie Quinton, Miou-Miou, Nicolas Duvauchelle, Clément Sibony, Richaud Valls, Geneviève Casile, Monique Mélinand
Production
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