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2023 Nominees

Martine at the beach (Martine à la plage)



- Short Form Fiction Series

Martine Racra's life is a blur. At fourteen, between the beginning of the vacations and an absent father, she is bored. Then, Gilbert Marcel, her optometrist neighbor, prescribes her first pair of glasses. Martine falls madly in love. To see Gilbert again, she is ready to do anything, even ruin her eyesight. What a pleasure it is to bring to the forefront, without judgment, the character of a teenager who is off the beaten track! Endearing and singular, round and ungainly, Martine provokes a constant mixture of tenderness and fear. A character of astonishing humanity where her gestures and her particular psyche are captivating.