Irish Film Institute -EASTERN BOYS


Director: Robin Campillo

128 minutes // France // 2014

Gare du Nord train station in Paris, middle-aged Daniel (superbly played by Olivier Rabourdin [Of Gods and Men]), approaches Marek (Kirill Emelyanov), a male prostitute from Eastern Europe. They stare at each other and fix a price. Daniel makes an appointment for the next day at his home and thus begins an incongruous love story where raw physical encounter slowly urns into affection.

Skillfully Campillo tackles head-on the subject of undocumented migrants through the unpredictable evolution of his characters. (MPR)

Best Film, Orizzonti Selection, Venice Film Festival 2013

Director’s Note: Robin Campillo, known as editor and cowriter (Human Resources, Time Out and Palme d’Or winner The Class), brings us this complex and distinctive film.

Showing as part of the Carte Noire IFI French Film Festival 2014 (November 19th – 30th).

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