FALCON LAKE – Review by Alexandra Heller-Nicholas

Charlotte Le Bon’s feature film debut Falcon Lake is an immersive, poetic deep dive into that strange, hazy time between childhood and adolescence, where the innocence of youth is rendered just as spectral as costumes rendered from white sheets and gauzy curtains. Amidst its lush landscapes beautifully captured by DOP Kristof Brandl she paints a thick, heavy world that immerses us immediately. Held together with impressive central performances by Joseph Engel and Montpetit, Falcon Lake is a dreamy coming-of-age film where the past and present hauntingly entwine.

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FALCON LAKE (Kingston Canadian FF2023) – Review by Rachel West

Canadian actress Charlotte Le Bon delivers an assured and confident first feature with her summer coming-of-age tale, Falcon Lake. Screening as part of the recent Kingston Canadian Film Festival and nominated for six Canadian Screen Awards including Best Film, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best First Feature, Falcon Lake is first and foremost about a teen summer romance, but filmed with all the aesthetics of a horror movie. In a year with some exceptional and highly-lauded Canadian feature films, Falcon Lake is a true standout.

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