During one such experiment, Ilir inexplicably disappears – and even when the desperate Paulo finds him again – nothing is ever going to be the same. Passion, conflict of desire and harsh reality recklessly intrude in this head-over heels-in-love idyll in the feature debut of David Lambert, who spices up every scene with fresh directing touches, alternating a sense of humor with elated drama and surprising twists with precision. The stripping of intimacy mixed with non-vulgar total openness brought the film the honor to premiere in Cannes' Critic's Choice.
Beyond the Walls
Hors les murs
Belgium, Canada, France, 98 min, 2012
Writer: David Lambert
Director: David Lambert
Cast: Guillaume Gouix, Matila Malliarakis, David Salles