A wild and pure soul wanders around Paris in winter.
An encounter with an older man melts his frozen heart.
One winter night, 17-year-old Lucas is deeply saddened by the sudden death of his father in an accident. After the funeral, his brother invites him to visit Paris for the first time, where he meets Lelio, an older man and an artist. Luca is attracted to him, but Lilio has a secret...
The talented director Christophe Honore has adapted a semi-autobiographical story to film. Set at the foot of the Alps and in Paris, the film depicts a boy's adolescent love, loss and rebirth after the death of his father with faint and gentle visual beauty.
The music is composed by Yoshihiro Hannno, who continues to be active worldwide. This is a masterpiece that expresses the danger and fragility of a young boy with a perfect balance of coldness and tenderness.
Paul Kirscher, who played the main character Luca, was selected from a cast of nearly 300 actors. He was the youngest actor ever to win the Best Actor Award at the San Sebastian International Film Festival for this film. Juliette Binoche, a famous French actor, gives a passionate performance as Luca's mother.
"Prior to filming, director Christophe Honore explained to me the theme of this film.
He asked me to compose a piece on the theme of "family" nostalgia, based on the story and a few pictures.
I entrusted the director with the music to express the process of a 17-year-old boy becoming an adult, his fragility, confusion, family ties, and hope for the future.
Our collaboration produced a miraculous synchronicity.
All the songs composed prior to filming echoed throughout this beautiful film. It was an amazing and precious experience." --- Yoshihiro Hanno
* Non-Japanese made disc.
1) Bitter Hope (long edit track1& track5) + Paul's
2) Family Nostalgia (track8 full version)
3) Sign (long edit track3&3.1)
4) Lost variation
6) Bitter Hope (with strings) + Binoche's monologue
7) Electricity by OMD
8) Johnny & Mary by Robert Palmer