Regardless of the harsh environment that surrounds Leo, a 22-year-old gay hustler, he longs for human connection and love, and will do anything to find it.
On an ostensibly serene stretch of road, dozens of prostitutes serve the ravenously violent clientele that pass through. Although this unforgiving atmosphere bubbles over with horrific circumstances, Leo remains at peace with his tumultuous and dangerous life. Despite his countless bruises, cuts, and dehumanizing experiences, Leo’s way of life is all he knows—and all he seems to want. Even in experiences dripping with violence and grime, the search for connection always persists. Félix Maritaud delivers a spellbinding performance as the gentle Leo in this gut-wrenching drama, which marks Camille Vidal-Naquet’s thrilling directorial debut. WILD is at once a devastating film and a surprising depiction of innocence amid a sea of harsh degradation and chaos. This unforgettably intimate examination of hope, endurance, and survival will stay with you long after the credits roll.
CAST: Félix Maritaud, Eric Bernard, Nicolas Dibla
In Competition: First Feature Award
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