Charles at the Threshold is a tender and sensitive tribute to the French Nouvelle Vague, shot in early 2006.
The film tells the story of Charles and Sabina, two exceptionally intelligent teenagers who have just graduated high school. They decide to get married at eighteen just one week after they graduate, only to divorce at the age of nineteen. The years pass and Charles, a self-professed “old soul,” begins seeing a woman named Jillian, a fragile free-spirit and single mother of an infant. When a seemingly typical friendly lunch meeting with Sabina approaches, Charles begins showing signs of anxiety—and from just looking at him, Jillian realizes where the mysterious Charles’ true feelings may lie, and that the love he held for Sabina might have been more than impulsive or lacking in maturity. This short film "takes an interesting look at the problems created by our drives to connect and procreate, and our tendency to look back on previous relationships with longing and regret."
Charles at the Threshold is a slightly recut and revised edition of the earlier titled Crumbs from a Hard-Boiled Egg.
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