JEAN-FRANÇOIS AND THE MEANING OF LIFE

JEAN-FRANÇOIS I EL SENTIT DE LA VIDA

By Sergi PORTABELLA

A CONTRALUZ FILMS - as PROD

Drama - Pre-Production 2017

A twelve-year-old existentialist kid runs away from home to meet his favourite philosopher, Albert Camus, not knowing that he has been dead for fifty years. On his way he finds love and rejection for the first time in his life.

    • Year of production
    • 2017
    • Genres
    • Drama, Comedy, First film
    • Countries
    • SPAIN
    • Languages
    • CATALAN
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Sergi PORTABELLA
    • Writer(s)
    • Sergi PORTABELLA
    • Producer(s)
    • Xavier GRANADA (A Contraluz Films)
    • Synopsis
    • Francesc is only 12 years old but life has been mean to him. Orphan of father, he has to wear an eye-patch and is bullied in school. One day he finds a book by Albert Camus, where he states that although meaningless life is well worth it and suicide is nothing but a coward act. Not knowing Camus is dead, he runs away from home and heads for Paris to meet Camus to refute his theories. Being an existentialist, Francesc becomes Jean-François.
      Early on his trip Lluna, a rebellious teenager, joins him. He is the push Lluna needed to run away to visit her last summer French boyfriend. In their journey, Francesc finds love and rejection for the first time in his life, and finally understands Camus.
    • Partners & financing
    • MEDIA Single Development
      Televisió de Catalunya (CCMA)
      Institut Català de les Empreses Culturals (ICEC)
      Televisión Española (TVE)
      Instituto de las Ciencias y las Artes Audiovisuales (ICAA)
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Mar 06, 2017
    • End of shooting
    • Apr 12, 2017
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