(The director with the “Wild Boys” at premiere.)
A group of arrogant boys commits a terrible crime. As punishment, they are sent to a mysterious island where they are transformed into girls. It may sound like the plot of an old school TG story, but it is actually the plot of a new TG film from director Bertrand Mandico.
One of the excellent decisions the director made was to cast female actors to play the boys before, during and after transition. The reviews I read have lauded these performers, and based on the trailer they did very well. The film has the look and feel of a fever dream, the images taken directly from the seething cauldron of the unconscious. There are screening dates set across the US for this summer and fall, and you can find them as well as links to buy tickets HERE
For non-US or if you live too far away from those locations, it is going to be streaming on a service called Mubi, and, of course, you can check European and French distributers for details.
I will report back when I have seen the film!