Frissons des Collines

Comedy, Kids and Family
Run Times:
101 min
French (w. English Subtitles)
Antoine Olivier, Pilon Guillaume Lemay-Thivierge, Antoine Bertrand, Evelyne Brochu, Patrice Robitaille, Anik Lemay, Paul Doucet, Geneviève Brouillette, Viviane Audet, Rémi-Pierre Paquin
Richard Roy
Richard Roy, Michel Michaud
Plot Summary

It’s the summer of 1969. The world is changing fast, and a year of intense social upheaval has just ended. At 12, young Frisson can feel the spirit of discovery awakening inside. He wants to go live in the country with his hero, outlaw biker Tom Faucher. He gets into trouble with his friend, big Thibault, and carries a torch for his teacher. Frisson believes anything is possible, even making it to Woodstock and getting Hendrix’s autograph. He’ll stop at nothing to get the money he needs for the trip. Against the backdrop of the Age of Aquarius and the first lunar landing, Frisson is coming of age. He’s slowly discovering the joys and disappointments of desire, friendship and love. In a word, he’s becoming a man.

Festivals and Awards

Shanghai International Film Festival, China, June 2011

Schlingel International Film Festival, Germany, October, 2011
*Top Award, Junior Film Competition

Zlin Film Festival, Czech Republic, May 2012