YOU’LL BE A MAN (Tu Seras un Homme)

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Showings

Roxie Theatre Sat, Feb 15, 2014 12:15 PM
Roxie Theatre Sun, Feb 16, 2014 9:15 PM
Film Info
Director:Benoît Cohen
Film Category:Narrative
Running Time:86
Country:France
Year of Release:2013

Description

Down-and-out Theo, 20, has no choice but to take the menial job of babysitting resistant little Leo, 10, whose negligent parents have left him socially awkward. The two strike a deal to leave each other alone, not realizing that they need each other more than they know.

About one-third of the way through Benoit Cohen's You'll Be a Man, viewers might think they know exactly what's going on. Leo is a somber child, not permitted to play outdoors because of an earlier injury. Lighthearted and affectionate, Theo brings joy to the melancholy house and provides lonely Leo with a much-needed companion. But the film soon breaks free of the familiar Mary Poppins formula and heads for more treacherous territory. Best Foreign Feature: Arizona International Film Festival, Colorado FF, Harlem FF, Philadelphia Independent FF, and Oaxaca FF. This film is family-friendly.

-Jeff M. Giordano