Sat, 28 March 2015
Wild Reeds is Andre Techine's coming-of-age story set during the backdrop of the Algerian War in the early 1960's. The film was a smashing success in France, and is lauded by many as one of the masterpieces of queer cinema from the 1990's, although it's unlikely that Techine intended the film's gay character to be a subplot that involves the lives of three other characters.
The film snagged a number of the top prizes at the Cesar Awards (France's equivalent of the Oscars). Although it is currently out of print and no longer on DVD, you can find a cheap used copy on the internet.
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