I could've sworn that I had posted something about Camille Vidal-Naquet's forthcoming film Sauvage, starring Félix Maritaud as a gay hustler in France, when it got some heads turned due to its explicit sexual nature during Cannes last May -- there were several headlines, the sort which most certainly turned my head, like "Sauvage, the film with a sex scene so graphic people walked out" and the like. But a quick scan turned up nothing? Anyway I was reminded this afternoon of the film when the line-up for this year's "New Directors / New Films" festival was announced and hip hip horny hooray, Sauvage was among the titles announced.
You can see the entire line-up right here -- ND/NF runs from March 26th through April 7th, and per usual there are a ton of interesting looking titles. I always see something groovy thanks to them -- I saw the terrific Iranian horror film Under the Shadow there, I saw the Austrian nightmare Goodnight Mommy there, and I saw Marielle Heller's glorious The Diary of a Teenage Girl thanks to them too. Oh and The Babadook! I saw that there too! The fuckin' Babadook, man.
Sauvage is actually getting a US release not long after this festival thanks to the ever fabulous Strand Releasing (how many gay boys have found themselves growing up bit by bit as their smoke-filled logo filled the screen?) -- it hits the US on April 10th. Right now all I could find is the French trailer, but let's watch!