Toronto Premiere
X and Shirley are 13 years old. Yet they are already familiar with violence, drugs and pornography. They are being exposed to these at school and on a daily basis.
Throughout this intense and psychologically intriguing film, the two pre-teens will seek to define themselves. Their violent journey of self-discovery is punctuated by heartwarming moments of previously not experienced joy and happiness. The story takes place in the very heart of an affluent, contemporary Europe. In a quintessential western society which often claims to uphold the protection of its children – the future generation – as its laudable objective. However, things are not what they seem.

Awards and Festivals

  • Brussels International Film Festival 2015
  • Stockholm International Film Festival 2015
Release Date:
Donato Rotunno
Joshua Defays, Charlotte Elsen, Etienne Halsdorf, Gintare Parulyte
98 minutes