Bertrand Mandico – Les garçons sauvages AKA The Wild Boys (2017)

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At the beginning of the 20th century on the island of La Réunion, five adolescents of good family, enamored with the occult, commit a savage crime. A Dutch Captain takes them in charge for a repressive cruise on a haunted, dilapidated sailboat. Exhausted by the methods of the Captain, the five boys prepare to mutiny. Their port of call is a supernatural island with luxuriant vegetation and bewitching powers. Written by Ecce Films Continue reading

Bertrand Mandico – Boro in the Box (2011)

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Those who still think the biopic is a boring and routine genre have an unbeatable occasion to let Boro in the Box change their minds. The life of Polish filmmaker Walerian Borowczyk, director of films like Contes immoraux or La bête, always halfway between eroticism and fantasy, is imagined by Bertrand Mandico as an oneiric and surreal black and white journey, from Poland to Paris, where Borowczyk wanders around foggy landscapes coming across all kinds of incredible situations. An extremely evocative work, ideal both for fans of Borowczyk and lovers of sensitive, irrational cinema. Continue reading