Sauvage + panel discussion

Director: Camille Vidal-Naquet
Starring: Félix Maritaud
Duration: 100 min

Félix Maritaud pulls out the stops as a gay sex worker diving for a deeper connection in Camille Vidal-Naquet’s fulsomely passionate and explicit feature debut.

Leo (Maritaud) is a 22-year-old rent boy who yearns for affection. In poor health and with no fixed address, he finds fleeting solace in the arms of the men he meets through his work. The solitude of Leo’s life is eased when he falls for fellow hustler Ahd (Eric Bernard). But when his romantic feelings are violently rebuffed, Leo begins to spiral, questioning if he will ever find the love he so desperately craves.

Premiering at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, Camille Vidal-Naquet’s arresting debut is also one of quiet introspection and disarming fragility. Félix Maritaud brings an unexpected compassion to the screen with a raw and vulnerable central performance that is nothing short of devastating. Contains strong sexual imagery and sexual violence.

After the screening, Picturehouse Central welcomes Matthew Todd (Author of Straight Jacket and former editor of Attitude) and David Stuart, (Sexual Wellbeing programme curator at Dean Street) who will discuss with the audience mental and sexual health as depicted by scenes in the film.

Club and Group screenings

Tue 5th Mar 18.30 Out at Central: A monthly celebration of LGBTQ+ cinema at Picturehouse Central + Q&A : This screening will be followed by a Q&A.

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