Close Up

1 October 2018: Bertrand Mandico: The Wild Boys


Close-Up presents Bertrand Mandico’s outré, gender-bending, William S. Burroughs adaptation The Wild Boys. Coinciding with its debut in MUBI’s Special Discovery series as part of their focus on Mandico.

The Wild Boys
Bertrand Mandico
2017 | 110 min | B/W & Colour | Digital
French with English subtitles

“Some might be quick to suggest Mandico’s similarities with Guy Maddin due to his new film’s whacked-out narrative, alienating use of studio sets, and brusquely outré acting. Exiled teenagers are sentenced to hard labor on a mysterious island, left to their own devices and then transformed… All the teens are played by actresses, with ever-fearless, weather-beaten Elina Löwensohn leading the way. Little else in 2017 was quite as exhilarating, eye-popping, intoxicating, seductive, carefree, funky, sexy, and fun.” – Olaf Möller

Many thanks to Louise Rinaldi, Ecce Films and MUBI for making this screening possible.

MUBI's Special Discovery series presents hand-picked films from established directors and introduces some of the most talented filmmakers emerging on the scene.

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