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Wild Reeds

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Original title
Les roseaux sauvages (Wild Reeds)
Running time
110 min.
France France
André Téchiné, Gilles Taurand, Olivier Massart
Jeanne Lapoirie
IMA Films, Les Films Alain Sarde
Drama. Romance | 1960s. Teen/coming-of-age. Friendship. Gay & Lesbian. Small Town Life (Non-North American). Schools & University
Synopsis / Plot
Set in rural France during the end of the Algerian war, and immersed in the music of the sixties, this film follows four students in friendship and love. François's best friend is a girl Maite, but instead he falls in love with a boy Serge, while Serge is falling for Maite. Henri is the outsider, an Algerian-born Frenchman who has fled the war, and the catalyst for François to find his identity.
1994: 4 Cesar Awards: including Best Movie and director. 8 Nominations
1995: New York Film Critics Circle: Best Foreign Language Film
1995: Los Angeles Film Critics Association: Best Foreign Language Film
1994: Chicago International Film Festival: Official Selection
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