Private Lessons

Private Lessons
Elève Libre

A film by Joachim Lafosse

2008 Belgium - Drama


Jonas, a teenager with difficulties at school, meets Pierre, in his thirties, who is moved by the young man and starts taking care of him. Their bond will lead Jonas to leave regular school. Unable of fixing limits to their relationship, going back to the educational institutions will become more and more difficult for the teenager. Can one learn in transgression ?

  • cast

    • Yannick Rénier (Didier)
    • Jonathan Zacca௠(Pierre)
    • Jonas BLOQUET (Jonas)
  • crew

    • Producer
    • Jacques-Henri Bronckart (Versus)
    • Co-Producer
    • Martine De Clermont-Tonnerre (Mact)
    • Cinematography
    • Hicham Alaouié
    • Editing
    • Sophie Vercruysse
  • infos

    • Running time
    • 105 min
    • Format
    • 35mm - Scope

awards & nominations

  • Cannes 2008 - Director's Fortnight
  • Montreal World Film Festival 2008 - Out of Competition


screenings in festivals & markets