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Wild Life (Vie sauvage)

Saturday, March 7

Q&A with director Cédric Kahn, star Céline Sallette & producer Kristina Larsen! North American Premiere

Carole and Philippe (Céline Sallette and Mathieu Kassovitz), tired of propriety and consumerism, opt to renounce civilization and live off the land. Calling themselves Nora and Paco, they lead a nomadic life in their caravan, gradually adding children to the mix. But when Nora tires of their itinerant lifestyle and gains custody of their sons, Philippe refuses to allow his progeny to be raised according to the societal codes he abhors. What follows is the riveting true story (based on the case of Xavier Fortin) of a father’s reckless but all-consuming love, directed by Cédric Kahn, whose underrated thriller Red Lights also portrayed a husband driven to extremes. Kassovitz gives the performance of his career while Sallette is extraordinary as the desperate mother fighting to reunite with her sons. The film received a special jury prize at the San Sebastian International Film Festival.

Additional screenings March 8 at the Film Society of Lincoln Center and BAM.

http://youtu.be/S8eT60Xz2qM

Part of Rendez-Vous with French Cinema 2015

  • Country France/Belgium
  • Rating NR
  • Running Time 102 minutes
  • Director Cédric Kahn