Their Youth / Leur Jeunesse

country, year

France, 2012



running time


directed by

David Roux


French, Romanian




This morning could have been like any other for Gisela, a young Roma teenager, and her little brother Jacob. But for the last few days, their camp has been living in fear of an imminent eviction.

about the author

David Roux approached cinema as a production assistant on diverse short and full-length films, before working from 2002 till 2006 at Initiative Film, a consulting firm in film development, as the person in charge of the literary department. Since then, he collaborated as scriptwriter in the writing of some short films in particular with Edouard Deluc (¿Dónde está Kim Basinger? nominated for the Césars 2010, Grand Prix at the festival of Clermont-Ferrand 2010). After a first autoproduced short film Rehearsals, in 2007, he shot Their Youth with the support of the Region Languedoc-Roussillon and of Arte. At the same time, David Roux exercises since 2001 a journalistic activity being the editor in chief for the Magazine Rappels available in Parisian theatres.