International Competition : First French Features 2017

The Wild Boys

Bertrand Mandico

2017
France
1h50
Fiction
Col.

Five ultra-violent teens are sent off on the Capitan’s boat, who is charged with setting them on the straight and narrow. It is the early 20th century and the journey turns out to be a nightmarish adventure. Once they have arrived on an island whose natural wilderness bears aphrodisiac properties, the crew starts to undergo a strange metamorphosis. After creating many baroque short films of unbridled imagination, Bertrand Mandico’s cinema is here transformed into a sublime butterfly, wielding all of its artistic virtuosity, including incredible old-fashioned superimpositions and physical special effects. Here, he invents a filmic world dominated by actresses, combining fascination and anxiety, reflecting desire in its purest state. (Laurence Reymond)

Graduate from the Gobelins CFT in animation film, Bertrand Mandico continued his visual experimentations in his many short films, but also in his texts, photos, drawings...
CM/SF : entre autres : Boro in the Box (2011), Prehistoric Cabaret (2013), Notre Dame des hormones (2014)

Cast
Pauline Lorillard, Vimala Pons, Diane Rouxel, Annaël Snoek, Mathilde Warnier, Sam Louwyck, Elina Löwensohn, Nathalie Richard
Screenplay
Bertrand Mandico
Photography
Pascale Granel
Sound
Simon Apostolou, Laure Saint-Marc, Daniel Gries
Music
Pierre Desprats, Hekla Magnusdottir
Art direction
Astrid Tonnellier
Editing
Laure Saint Marc
Production
Emmanuel Chaumet (Ecce films)

CONTACT
Louise Rinaldi (Ecce films)
rinaldi@eccefilms.fr

Lucie Plumart (UFO Distribution)
lucie@ufo-distribution.com

2017 Competition