The Wild Boys

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The Wild Boys (Les Garçons sauvages)

Directed by Bertrand Mandico

  • France 2017; 111 min
  • Original version: French
  • Genre: Drama
    • New Waves Special Award - Seville EFF
    • Rebels With A Cause Audience Award - Tallinn Black Nights FF
    • Gérard Frot Coutaz Award - Belfort EntreVues IFF
    • Best Film (Les nouveaux alchimistes section) - FNC Montréal

Press Quotes

It’s a subtle example of edgy political cinema in today’s mellow dullness.

Vassilis Economou, Cineuropa

Mandico has succeeded in translating his radical, poisonous and lustfully voyeuristic world into a feature-length format, not only in terms of the aesthetics of experimental cinema, but also the dialogue on where gender bending ends and equality begins.

Vassilis Economou, Cineuropa

Blending elements from Lord of the Flies, A Clockwork Orange and even Emmanuelle (...) where gender bending ends and equality begins.

Vassilis Economou, Cineuropa

Articles

Wild Boys: Gender-bending surrealism

Vassilis Economou, Cineuropa