Press 09 AUG 2013

PuppyLove in San Sebastian

Puppy Love, Delphine Lehericey’s first feature-length film, is to world premiere at forthcoming prestigious San Sebastian International Film Festival.

San Sebastian, August 9 - During its press conference the San Sebastian International Film Festival announced the selection of Delphine Lehericey’s first feature Puppy Love in the Premio Kutxa-Nuevos Directoros (New Directors) section for first and second films competing for prizes worth 50,000€.

The world premiering film tells the story of Diane (Solène Rigot), a slightly enigmatic reclusive adolescent who takes care of her younger brother Marc’s education and who has a very close relationship with her father Christian (Vincent Perez). The arrival of charismatic and easy-going young English Julia (Audrey Bastien) in the neighbourhood turns Diane’s daily life upside down. For Diane, who is struggling hard to break free from childhood, it is to become a semester of the most shocking and profound experiences of her life. The closer she gets to Julia, the more she ignores all moral restraint, without thinking of the consequences and without curbing her lust.

This selection confirms the talents of the young filmmaker whose medium-length experimental film Comme à Ostende was presented at 2007’s Locarno Film Festival. In 2009 she co-directed Les Arbitres, which was also premiered at Locarno.

Puppy Love was made with the support of the Centre du Cinéma et de l’Audiovisuel of the Federation Wallonia-Brussels and Voo and is an Entre Chien et Loup production, co-produced with Liaison Cinématographique, Box Productions, Juliette Films, Casa Kafka, Belgacom and RTBF Television. International sales are handled by Latido Films and the film will be distributed in Belgium by Dreamtouch and Switzerland by Film Coopi.

With an attendance of over 155,000, the San Sebastian International Film Festival, established 1953 and recognized as an A Festival by the IFFPA, is Spain’s most prominent film festival. Its 61st edition is scheduled September 20 to 28, 2013.