Avril 

 

Avril

 

Handsome and carefree David is enjoying a laid-back holiday at the beach with eternally upbeat boyfriend Jim. Their little shack juts out of the sand on a wide stretch of empty coast before an abandoned lighthouse - they have the whole space to themselves. That is, until Jim's long lost twin sister, and runaway nun, Avril shows up.

 

When Avril is given the chance to explore the world outside her Trappistine convent before taking her vows, she immediately accepts, mostly because she wants to meet her fraternal brother with whom she was separated at birth. An attractive, friendly man offers to give Avril a lift, and the pair eventually come across her brother David, and his boyfriend, Jim, at a beachfront retreat. The unlikely foursome form a tight bond during a secular vacation by the coast, spending their days frolicking in the surf, dancing in the moonlight and getting merry with bottles of calvados. Before long, Avril must return to the lifestyle she left behind, but not before attempting to convince her fellow nuns that the world outside is not the fearsome place they had her believe.

 

Director: Gérald HustacheMathieu 
Cert: 15
Cast: Sophie Quinton, Nicolas Duvauchelle, Clément Sibony 
Language: French (with English subtitles) 
Extras: Making of