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In French, English & Russian / English subtitles
For audicences aged 12 and above
Compassionately conflicted views of gay male sexuality and inter-European immigration mesh to fascinating effect in Eastern Boys, Robin Campillo's sleek, shape-shifting and intermittently stunning sophomore feature. [...] This tale of a middle-aged businessman who gets more than he bargained for when cruising in the Gare du Nord is by turns a frightening home-invasion drama, a tender love story and a tense hide-and-seek thriller, with far more control over these unsettling tonal slides than initially seems feasible.
Screenplay: Robin Campillo
Cast: Olivier Rabourdin, Kirill Emelyanov, Danil Vorobyev
Production: Hugues Charbonneau, Marie-Ange Luciani / Les Films de Pierre
Print: Institut français
Discussion after the screening at Olohuone.