Les garçons sauvages
Bertrand Mandico / France 2017 / 1h51m / Digital / French and English with English subtitles
Cast: Pauline Lorillard, Vimala Pons, Diane Rouxel, Anaël Snoek, Mathilde Warnier.
In the early 20th century on Réunion Island, five teenage boys (Pauline Lorillard, Vimala Pons, Diane Rouxel, Anaël Snoek and Mathilde Warnier), the offspring of wealthy families, commit a heinous crime. They will be sentenced to serve the Dutchman (Sam Louwyck), a captain whose ship will become their penitentiary. After many adventures, they will reach a wild, supernatural island, where Dr Séverine (Elina Löwensohn) lives. There, everything will change forever. French experimental artist Bertrand Mandico's first feature length film work is best described as something from a lucid and lurid dream - stark, enigmatic and ecstatically cinematic.