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Seventeen (Siebzehn)

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9:30 PM

TIFF Bell Lightbox - Cinema 3
350 King Street West
Toronto, ON

Everyone at school wants to sleep with 17-year-old Paula except, of course, Charlotte, the one person Paula truly desires. It wouldn't be a high school romance if it wasn't messy and, in Seventeen, things definitely get messy.

Serious-minded Paula lives in a sleepy Austrian town where she cares for her ill father and spends her days at school daydreaming about Charlotte and hating on Charlotte's boyfriend. The attraction between the two girls remains unspoken. On a mission to cure her frustration, Paula begins to explore her other options. From the puppy-eyed male classmate to the popular (and awful) girl Lilli, Paula's actions are not without consequence.

Director Monja Art's Seventeen is a candid study of modern teen desire that, refreshingly, shifts its focus from coming out to the universal heartbreak of first love.