Les garçons sauvages | The Wild Boys | Άγρια Αγόρια
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About the Screening
At the beginning of the 20th century, on the island of La Réunion, five adolescents of good families 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 Captain’s methods, the five boys prepare to mutiny. Their port of call is a supernatural island with luxuriant vegetation and bewitching powers that holds a disturbing secret.
Bertrand Mandico (online-live conversation )
Bertrand Mandico (1971, Toulouse) 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.
Dead Flash (2021), After Blue (2021), The Wild Boys (2017, 111’), Odile dans la vallée (2016), Depressive Cop (2016), Y a-t-il une vierge encore vivante? (2015, ), Our Lady of Hormones (2015), Salammbô (2014), Prehistoric Cabaret (2014)