This short is about a little boy struggling to find his place in the world. He experiences rejection and indifference at home, and animosity and a degree of apathy at school. He is a thoughtful child and has channelled all his feelings and emotions into his interest in hedgehogs, which in turn have become his substitute relationship. This is the only topic he feels confident and willing to share with others. However, he doesn’t find in anybody a sympathetic audience, not even his teacher. He retreats into this other world where he is caring for the hedgehogs; a degree of care he does not seem to have experienced himself.
8-12 years old
Advisory: As part of the soundtrack we overhear possible domestic abuse issues, as the boy’s parents argue with each other.
Hedgehog | Various| 5 minutes | France | 2018 | PG