Johnny is 10 years old, but is only interested in adult affairs. He is a curious onlooker to his mother’s turbulent love life in their social housing estate in Lorraine. This year at school, he is in Mr Adamski’s class. The young teacher believes in Johnny and helps him push open the doors to a whole new world.
SOFTIE invites us to follow Johnny and see through his eyes as he finds in his new teacher an opportunity to change the course of his otherwise insipid life. We watch, touched, as his freedom develops through ambiguity and shame, and then finally flourishes. After Party Girl, Samuel Theis returns to the town of Forbach to bring us a sweet, poetic film with a resolutely political perspective on the moments that define the pre-teen years.
MY FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL - 2023 OFFICIAL SELECTION
DIRECTED BY SAMUEL THEIS
FRANCE | 2021 | FRENCH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES