The heralded Orizzonti winner of Best Film at the Venice Film Festival, EASTERN BOYS is the astonishing second feature from Robin Campillo, editor and co-writer of Laurent Cantet’s Palme d’Or winner The Class, and more recently creator of the international phenomenon Les revenants (The Returned).
The film centres on Daniel (Of Gods and Men’s Olivier Rabourdin), a successful if solitary middle-aged Frenchman, who cruises the Gare du Nord railway station and solicits a handsome young foreigner Marek (Kirill Emelyanov). After arranging to meet at his apartment, Daniel’s world is upended when someone else knocks on his door, triggering a series of incidents that completely erode his wellbeing and security.
Aesthetically bold, audaciously constructed and unafraid of provocative truths about masculinity and sexuality, EASTERN BOYS has a ripped-from-the-headlines relevance to some of the most important issues facing modern Europe.
Running Time: 128 mins
Region: 4 PAL
Release Date: 7 July, 2015
With: Olivier Rabourdin, Kirill Emelyanov, Daniil Vorobyev
Director: Robin Campillo