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Venice Calling

An adaptation of the novel “Venice is not in Italy” by Ivan Calbérac, published by Flammarion in 2015 – Emile, fifteen, struggles growing up in a life that is anything but normal. He lives with his father and a mother who has always dyed his hair blond, because, it seems, he is more beautiful that way. When Pauline, Emile’s high school crush, invites him to Venice to see her play in a concert, he is overjoyed. However, his father insists this is the perfect opportunity for the entire family to tag along. Bound for Venice, this dysfunctional group hits the road in the family caravan, setting out on an incredible coming of age journey full of hilarious and life-changing adventures. This is the story of a teenager born into an unclassifiable family, the story of a first love, miraculous and fragile.

“Against the backdrop of a burlesque road movie, a family comedy full of tenderness and derision around heredity and self-fulfillment”.  Claudine Levanneur, Cinedweller