Winter Boy

Le Lyceen

63rd TIFF: Greek Premiere

Lucas is 17 when his teenage world is suddenly shattered. He views his life as a wild animal in need of taming. Between a brother settled in Paris and a mother with whom he now lives alone, Lucas will have to have to fight to rediscover hope and love. Christophe Honoré’s most autobiographical film to date returns to his favorite themes of family, sexuality, and mortality, featuring Paul Kircher as a young man who looks for comfort in all the wrong places, in a mesmerizing performance. A lesson on the transformative human ability to turn anger into awareness and trauma into power.

Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Direction: Christophe Honoré
Script: Christophe Honoré
Cinematography: Rémy Chevrin
Editing: Chantal Hymans
Sound: Guillaume Le Braz, Valérie de Loof
Music: Yoshihiro Hanno
Actors: Paul Kircher, Juliette Binoche, Vincent Lacoste, Erwan Kepoa Falé, Adrien Casse, Christophe Honoré, Anne Kessler
Production: Les Films Pelléas
Producers: Philippe Martin, David Thion
Co-production: France 2 Cinéma, Auvergne Rhône-Alpes Cinéma
Costumes: Pascaline Chavanne
Production Design: Jeremy Strelisky
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: France
Production Year: 2022
Duration: 122΄
Contact: Pyramide International
Awards/Distinctions: Silver Seashell for Best Leading Performance (Paul Kircher) – San Sebastián IFF 2022

Christophe Honoré

Christophe Honoré was born in 1970 and moved to Paris in 1995, after completing his studies in Rennes. During the second half of the 90s, he juggled several activities at the same time: a film critic (for Les Cahiers du Cinéma), a novelist for children and young adults, as well as a playwright. Α Cannes regular, he has been labeled as the rising auteur of contemporary French cinema.


2002 Seventeen Times Cécile Cassard
2004 Ma mère
2007 Love Songs
2008 The Beautiful Person
2009 Making Plans for Lena
2011 Beloved
2014 Metamorphoses
2016 Sophie's Misfortunes
2019 On a Magical Night
2022 Winter Boy