Quark Productions

The good life

by Marion Gervais


Four boys. 13 year old tops.

Four boys and their gang, hurtling down the streets of their village with their skateboards, between the sea, the country and the city. Skateboarding always faster to escape. Escape from a boring life, to school that shrinks the dreams, to adults who stopped laughing.

Get drunk in strong feelings hurtling down the hills, sunset on one side, ocean on the other. Hear the squeaking of the ball bearings on the asphalt to push life further. Release joy and pain, share the fears and the battles: to love the girls, to conquer the fathers, to forget high school.

Life is hard when you’re 13, but it’s a life together. The life that saves from everything. And together they decide to follow through with their promise, go and skate in Barcelona.

Scam - Author's Guild Star 2017

Documentary Jury Special Prize - Luchon Festival 2017
Etonnants Voyageurs 2016 - First screening
Millenium - Bruxelles 2017
Paris Surk & Skateboard Film Festival 2016
International Ethnographic Film Festival of Quebec 2017


Directed by Marion Gervais
Edited by Ronan Sinquin

Length 58'
Format 16/9

With the participation of the CNC

With the support of the Région Bretagne
& the PROCIREP & the ANGOA

© Quark / TVR, Tébéo, TébéSud / France Télévisions - 2016

See also

Anaïs goes to war
by Marion Gervais

The skate park gang
by Marion Gervais

The good life