Not With Fat Sophie

Not With Fat Sophie

Directed by Philippe Arsenault

Genre Fiction
Country Quebec
Year 2013
Length 20 min
Formats DCP, Blu-Ray
Sound 5.1
Version Original French version, English subtitles


Simon is 14 years old, and like most teenagers, he has a hard time going through this ungrateful period. He’s generally awkward and has lived for a long time in the shadow of his friend Stéphane, who’s better looking and more popular than he is. One morning, Stéphane asks Simon if he can borrow his bedroom to have sex with Sophie, a girl with whom Simon is secretely in love. This request will shatter the two boys’ friendship, and for the first time, Simon will stand up to Stéphane. A move which will mark his first step into adulthood.


teenagers, friendship, sexual relationships


Philippe Arsenault works both as a director and as a director of photography. Mischievous by nature, he likes to pinpoint the contradictions and flaws that characterize his fellow human beings, always with a touch of humour and tenderness.


Louka Grenon, Ricky Demers, Ludivine Reding, Raphaël Gaudreau, Rosalie Bérard



Mathieu Denis (Art & Essai)


Alexandre Auger


François Messier-Rheault


Éric Barbeau

EDITING Élisabeth-Olga Tremblay
Sound Martyne Morin, Patrice LeBlanc
Music Viletones


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