Mandico’s genre- and gender-bending surrealist work zigzags through a perverse, hyper-stylized world of transgressions. In this nightmarish adventure, well-bred teenage boys, played by women, commit a heinous crime and are sent to sea with the barbaric Captain. Landing on a magical island with bizarre animals and lascivious plants, the teens metamorphize. Outrageous vulgarity blends with refinement as machismo’s cruelty and the glory of sexual freedom are exposed in this phantasmagorical visual feast and erotic fantasia.
SAT | July 14 | REDCAT | 4:30 PM
*Graphic sex and violence
Director: Bertrand Mandico
France | 110 minutes | 2017
French with English subtitles
Bertrand Mandico has directed many short and medium-length films selected for Cannes and Venice, and has won awards in many international festivals. The Wild Boys is his first feature film. He lives in France.