Wild Reeds
aka Les roseaux sauvages
First screening date unrecorded / Most recently screened in July 2004

Director: André Téchiné. Cast: Gaël Morel, Élodie Bouchez, Stéphane Rideau, Frédéric Gorny, Michèle Moretti, Erik Kreikenmayer, Jacques Nolot, Michel Ruhl, Nathalie Vignes. Screenplay: André Téchiné, Olivier Massard, and Gilles Taurand.

Twitter Capsule: Pristine. One of cinema's most stirring proofs that teen-driven film can be political, reflective, and sexually complex.

VOR:   Big hit with LGBT festivals and filmgoers, but so generally lionized by critics it's not always remembered that way. French humanism with keen insights and a mature feel for politics.

Photo © 1994 Ima Films/Les Films Alain Sarde,
© 1995 Strand Releasing

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: A–

New York Film Critics Circle: Best Foreign Language Film
Los Angeles Film Critics Association: Best Foreign Language Film
National Society of Film Critics: Best Foreign Language Film
César Awards (French Oscars): Best Picture; Best Director; Best Screenplay; Most Promising Actress (Bouchez)

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