Diane, sixteen, exclusively lives in the eyes of her mother, Sophie. Their symbiotic relationship is becoming more and more troublesome for the teenager. 

L’ÂGE TENDRE is a very sensitive coming-of-age short film. It tells the story of a restless and edgy teenagerhood and of a mother-daughter relationship as intense as complicated. Diane tries to find her dimension, to live as a grown-up, breaking away from her parent. The girl is provocative and seeks attention at school, and is greatly depicted by the actress, really able to give life and vitality to the character. L’ÂGE TENDRE is a social comedy, a dramatic short film, a psychological work. Gaspar-Oliviery is very sensitive and delicate in representing this kind of story.

L’ÂGE TENDRE won the Critic Jury Mention at Amarcort Film Festival in Italy and was in official competition at Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival and Premiers Plans d’Angers, both in France.

Title: L’ÂGE TENDRE (TENDER AGE)
Director: Julien Gaspar-Oliveri
Country: France
Year: 2020
Running time: 26