Les garçons sauvages

The Wild Boys

"Les Garçons Sauvages is a fucking intoxicating miracle of a film: a weird, erotic coming-of-age fantasy adventure that probes dark, dank regions of the human psyche without getting too uncomfortable to watch. Like an inverted Lord of the Flies, where the stu- dents start out as monsters and are reformed by an island's curious magic, it tells a story that feels new and very much of the present, in a way that feels tangibly like a pleasurable hallucination from a forgotten era. Sure blew me the fuck away." (Andrew Todd, Birth.Movies.Death)

Director's Biography
Bertrand Mandico
Born in 1971 in Toulouse, Bertrand Mandico graduated from the film directing programme at the Gobelins animation school in Paris. Bertrand has also worked on promoting forgotten or underappreciated filmmakers (he programmed a Walerian Borowczyk retrospective in Warsaw). His audiovisual creations have been awarded various prizes. “The Wild Boys” is his first feature film.

Film Selection: Les garçons sauvages (The Wild Boys, 2017) — Depressive Cop (2016, short) — Féminisme, Rafale et Politique  (2016, short) — Boro in the Box (2011, short)   
Nachtsicht | Night Sight 2018
Bertrand Mandico
France 2017
110 minutes
French / English
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Bertrand Mandico
Cinematography Pascale Granel
Editing Laure Saint-Marc
Sound/Sounddesign Simon Apostolou, Laure Saint-Marc, Daniel Gries
Music Pierre Desprats, Hekla Magnúsdóttir
With Pauline Lorillard, Vimala Pons, Diane Rouxel, Anaël Snoek, Mathilde Warnier, Sam Louwyck, Elina Löwensohn, Nathalie Richard
Producer(s) Emmanuel Chaumet
Ecce Films
Austrian Premiere
Rechte Österreich / Austrian Rights

Weltpremiere / World Premiere  
Venice International Film Critics’ Week 2017

Premierenstatus / Premiere Status
Austrian Premiere