We invite you to the premiere of the first film in the distribution Queer Kino, which will take place on July 18, 2019 at 18:30 at the Lucerna Cinema. You will see the award-winning French drama Sauvage, which has impressed audiences around the world. Buy your ticket today!
Go to see Sauvage in your cinema
Award-winning film about intimity and absolut freedom
The French director Camille Vidal-Naquet's feature debut Sauvage was first introduced during the Critics' Week at the 70th Cannes film festival in 2018, and has since been featured in the program of over thirty festivals worldwide. The film's relevance and quality is further proven by its inclusion not only at festivals specializing in LGBTQ+ cinema, but also at events that aim to introduce remarkable films from abroad (e.g. Jerusalem FF).
Léo views men as just as interchangeable as the days he struggles through. His past is unknown to us, his future uncertain. The only stable point in the twenty-two-year-old man’s life is the present, and it isn’t exactly bright: he sells his body in the streets, he has nowhere to sleep and his only escape is provided by drugs. Moreover, unlike other prostitutes, he doesn’t go with his clients to make money, but to enjoy for a few fleeting moments the intimacy and warmth of the bodies he should satisfy. But it’s as if he didn’t belong in the world of impersonal meetings, violence, and competition. That’s because it is difficult to satisfy the need for love when all inhibitions have vanished.
Camille Vidal-Naquet’s harsh debut examines a world of absolute freedom and tells the story of an individual who approaches life passively, but demands its gentle attention. This provocatively physical drama premiered in Cannes International Critics' Week and offers a blunt insight into nooks that normally remain hidden. Film is suitable for adults (18+) only.
France / 2018
99 min / DCP
Directors: Camille Vidal-Naquet
Writers: Camille Vidal-Naquet
Cast: Félix Maritaud, Eric Bernard, Nicolas Dibla, Phillipe Ohrel