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Fifteen-year-old Nicolas is at a crossroads: stay at his foster home and school where he has friends and the possibility of real opportunities, or return to his birth home with his stepdad, mother and three younger siblings, hoping for familial love and rebonding. That’s a lot to have on your plate and at so young an age.

Director Marie Dumora (who featured Nicolas’s mom Sabrina in her film Belinda, which screened at DOXA in 2018) presents a nonlinear narrative: we see Nicolas as a baby, as a foster boy reaching for enrichment, and as a taciturn teenager trying to fit in during his sporadic visits home. He appears to open up more so at his foster home, where he reads, spends time with friends and views the stars when visiting an elderly neighbour. Dumora paints a portrait of a young man who hopes to find his best path despite the many changes that hang in the balance. -JM

  • Year
  • Runtime
    103 minutes
  • Country
  • Premiere
    North America
  • Director
    Marie Dumora