La Fonte des neiges (2008)
La Fonte des neiges (Thawing out, literally The melting of the snow) is a 2008 short comedy drama film directed by Jean-Julien Chervier. La fonte des neiges is about a few days of a holiday when a twelve year old child is forced to follow his mother to a nudist camp. At first deeply shy, he responds by wearing extra clothes. After meeting a girl he slowly becomes more relaxed and is revealed as a responsible and gentle person. The discovery of his body and the first feelings of love takes on the appearance of a fairy tale with a hallucinogenic quality. The film, which deals carefully with a subject that could be controversial, was aired on French national television (Arte). It has been called "A very fine short film". The film was shown in 2009 at the Brooklyn Film Festival. It was shown at the Lisbon International Independent Film Festival in 2010. It was shown at the 12th Festival du Film Court Francophone at Vaulx-en-Velin in January 2012. It was also chosen at international festivals such as Ebensee and Clermont-Ferrand.