Your first anything is always a magical moment, but only if with the right person.
|Screenplay By||Lucía Valverde|
|Where Can You Watch?||Film Festival (Queens World Film Festival)|
|Genre(s)||Comedy, Romance, Young Adult, Non-English|
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Alba is helplessly infatuated with her best friend, Marie’s older brother Andre. All the while not noticing her neighbor Nico might be the one for her.
Things To Note | Question(s) Left Unanswered
- Reason(s) for Film Rating: You’ll see Andre’s bare behind and hear noises from a porn tape.
Cast & Character Guide
Please Note: This is not an exhaustive list of every cast member.
Alba (Milla Kuentz)
With a significant crush on her best friend’s older brother, Alba cannot see too far past his abs, and while not obsessed, she is certainly distracted more often than not.
Marie (Malonn Lévana)
Like Alba, Marie has an interest in boys, but with having to deal with her older, possibly adopted, brother Andre, she doesn’t get as much time to daydream.
André (César Rozan)
A football player who is a bit of a jerk.
Nico (Calixte Broisin-Doutaz)
Nico is Alba’s neighbor who is an artist and has a crush on her.
It’s A Cute, Short, Coming Of Age Story
There really aren’t enough coming-of-age stories focused on girls yet, thankfully, Do You Also Feel A Tingle? wants to help fill that gap. Which it does in a way that recognizes, yes, these are young girls, but there is a certain amount of curiosity there. Their school teaches them about genitals, porn is easily accessible, puberty, and with recognizing people can be attractive, it is the imperfect storm.
Hence Alba seeing someone like Andre, who looks like a teen heartthrob, and her acting as she does since he is real, she can touch him, and he talks to her! Heck, he even compliments her! Making all others almost don’t matter yet, there is the up and down of not knowing how someone feels and the shock when you realize, how you feel about someone, there are people who feel that way about you.
Who Is This For?
Those who remember their first real crush and want to relive it one more time.
Rating: Positive (Worth Seeing)
Do You Also Feel A Tingle may not take you to the point of having butterflies like Alba, but that’s because it needs more time to do so. But what is offered in roughly 19 minutes makes you want to see Alba’s story fleshed out as she comes to understand the difference between a crush, infatuation, and what can potentially become young love.
Does Do You Also Feel A Tingle? Have Series or Feature Film Potential?
I would say series, even if a mini-series, for there is a storyline we omitted, as to not give everything away, which seems like it needs to unravel in longer-form content. Also, considering Nico and Alba have history, it would be nice to set that up and considering Marie’s off-hand comment about Andre? Again, there is this need for there to be room for everyone to express who they are, where they are, and where they are going fully.