The Wild Boys
DIRECTOR & SCRIPT
Les Garçons Sauvages
Pauline Lorillard, Vimala Pons, Diane Rouxel, Annaël Snoek, Mathilde Warnier, Sam Louwyck, Elina Lowensohn, Nathalie Richard
TUESDAY 1 OCTOBER 2019 AT 18:00
At the beginning of the 20th century on the island of La Réunion, five adolescents of good family, enamoured with the occult, commit a savage crime.
A Dutch Captain takes them in charge for a repressive cruise on a haunted, dilapidated sailboat.
Exhausted by the methods of the Captain, the five boys prepare to mutiny. Their port of call is a supernatural island with luxuriant vegetation and bewitching powers.
THE WILD BOYS is first and foremost a cruel and immoral tale that speaks of the violent and sexual impulses of a group of young men intoxicated by their darkest desires.
Director's first feature film
Born in 1971 in Toulouse, Bertrand Mandico graduated from the film directing programme at the Gobelins animation school in Paris. Over the years, Bertrand has cultivated a unique aesthetic and a flare for dark humour that juxtaposes macabre elements and burlesque. He has enriched his cinematic studies with various still format publications, photography, collage and drawings. Bertrand has also worked on promoting forgotten or underappreciated filmmakers (he programmed a Walerian Borowczyk retrospective in Warsaw). His audiovisual creations (a total of 40 short films, TV-commercials and musical films) have been awarded various prizes. His first short film The Blue Horse Rider won the Annecy Prize Grant in 1998.