“He’s looking for, and looking to sell, love. Leo’s clients are as curiously fascinating as his body is welcoming”
— Ella Kemp, Little White Lies
DATE: 08 Mar 2019
TIME: 8:45 pm
LOCATION: New Farm Cinemas
Language French with English subtitles
Director Camille Vidal-Naquet
Cast Félix Maritaud, Eric Bernard, Nicolas Dibla, Philippe Ohrel
Run Time 99min
Awards & Screenings
Cannes Film Festival 2018, Jerusalem Film Festival 2018 Winner FIPRESCI Prize
Source Pyramide International
Léo (Félix Maritaud, 120 BPM) is 22 and sells his body on the street for a bit of cash. The men come and go, and he stays right here... longing for love. He doesn’t know what the future will bring. he hits the road. His heart is pounding.
Léo is a very lonely character. When he is offered a cellphone, he says that he has nobody to call... But that loneliness is also a strength. He enjoys absolute freedom, with all the scary and admirable aspects that come with it. Such freedom is like that of Kerouac when he wrote: “There was nowhere to go but everywhere”. That freedom is like that of Mona in Agnès Varda’s Vagabond : by refusing to comply with social rules, by refusing anyone to impose anything on them, the character experiences tough life on the street as their own normality. In this film, Léo never complains about his work or his living conditions.