Eastern Boys
First screened in September 2013 / Most recently screened in June 2015
Director: Robin Campillo. Cast: Olivier Rabourdin, Kirill Emelyanov, Daniil Vorobyov, Camila Chanirova, Beka Markozashvili, Edéa Darcque, Bislan Yakhiaev, Mohamed Doukouzov, Aitor Bourgade. Screenplay: Robin Campillo.

Twitter Capsule: Hustler-rescue drama deftly makes a moral impulse appealing, dismaying, and perverse at once. "Party" scene amazes.

VOR:   Sad casualty of shaky U.S. distribution for international and LGBT films, this landed bigger in France. Welcome new perspectives on gayness, Frenchness, and queasy globalism.

Photo © 2013 Les Films de Pierre

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B+

(in September 2013: B)

Venice Film Festival: Orizzonti Award

Permalink Home 2013 (wp) 2015 (us) ABC Blog E-Mail