Wild Reeds


1h 50m 1994

Brief Synopsis

Set in Southwest France, 1962, at the end of the Algerian War. Together, a group of teenagers face the pressures of their maturing sexuality, the formation of their political ideals during a turbulent period in French politics, and the stress of completing their Baccalaureate exam. Tension is brough

Film Details

Also Known As
Les Roseaux Sauvages, roseaux sauvages
Release Date
1994
Production Company
Le Studio Canal Plus; Les Films Alain Sarde; StudioCanal; StudioCanal
Distribution Company
Fox Lorber Home Video; Gala Film Distributors Ltd; Pan Europeenne; Strand Releasing

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 50m

Synopsis

Set in Southwest France, 1962, at the end of the Algerian War. Together, a group of teenagers face the pressures of their maturing sexuality, the formation of their political ideals during a turbulent period in French politics, and the stress of completing their Baccalaureate exam. Tension is brought to a head when Henri, an older, militant Algerian-born "Pied-Noir" refugee (an Algerian born French national), begins attending the same boarding school as the two boys. His radical politics and more sophisticated sexuality creates a disruptive element in their quiet provincial milieu.

Film Details

Also Known As
Les Roseaux Sauvages, roseaux sauvages
Release Date
1994
Production Company
Le Studio Canal Plus; Les Films Alain Sarde; StudioCanal; StudioCanal
Distribution Company
Fox Lorber Home Video; Gala Film Distributors Ltd; Pan Europeenne; Strand Releasing

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 50m

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Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of four 1994 Cesar Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay, and Best Female Newcomer (Elodie Bouchez).

Winner of the 1994 Prix Louis Delluc, awarded each year by a distinguished panel of French film critics.

Winner of the 1995 award for Best Foreign Film from the New York Film Critics Circle.

Winner of the 1995 award for Best Foreign Language Film from the National Society of Film Critics.

Expanded Release in United States August 25, 1995

Expanded Release in United States July 14, 1995

Expanded Release in United States July 21, 1995

Expanded Release in United States May 26, 1995

Released in United States 1994

Released in United States 1995

Released in United States July 1995

Released in United States June 30, 1995

Released in United States November 1994

Released in United States October 1996

Released in United States on Video September 24, 1996

Released in United States September 1996

Released in United States Spring May 10, 1995

Re-released in United States December 29, 1995

Re-released in United States September 29, 1995

Shown at International Festival of Young Cinema in Turin November 18-27, 1994.

Shown at International Gay & Lesbian Pride Film Festival in Tampa, FL September 29 - October 8, 1995.

Shown at New York Film Festival (Avant-Garde Visions) September 23 - October 9, 1994.

Shown at Philadelphia International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival July 6-16, 1995.

Shown at Rotterdam International Film Festival January 25 - February 5, 1995.

Shown at Sarasota French Film Festival November 3-19, 1994.

Shown at Viennale International Film Festival in Vienna October 18-31, 1996.

Part of IMA Films' "Tous les garcons et les filles de leur age" series, conceived by former publicist Chantal Poupaud. Nine directors were each commissioned to make a film about teenagers, set in the period of their own youth.

Released in United States 1995 (Shown at International Gay & Lesbian Pride Film Festival in Tampa, FL September 29 - October 8, 1995.)

Released in United States 1995 (Shown at Rotterdam International Film Festival January 25 - February 5, 1995.)

Released in United States 1995 (The film series "Tous les garcons... Age" received a special mention for the International Film Critics Prize (FIPRESCI) at the 1995 Rotterdam Film Festival.)

Released in United States Spring May 10, 1995

Expanded Release in United States May 26, 1995

Released in United States June 30, 1995 (New York City)

Released in United States July 1995 (Shown at Philadelphia International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival July 6-16, 1995.)

Expanded Release in United States July 14, 1995

Expanded Release in United States July 21, 1995

Expanded Release in United States August 25, 1995

Released in United States September 1996 (Shown in New York City (Anthology Film Archives) as part of program "Best of the Indies" September 5-15, 1996.)

Released in United States on Video September 24, 1996

Re-released in United States September 29, 1995 (Quad Cinema; New York City)

Released in United States October 1996 (Shown at Viennale International Film Festival in Vienna October 18-31, 1996.)

Re-released in United States December 29, 1995 (Quad Cinema; New York City)

Released in United States November 1994 (Shown at International Festival of Young Cinema in Turin November 18-27, 1994.)

Released in United States November 1994 (Shown at Sarasota French Film Festival November 3-19, 1994.)

Released in United States 1994 (Shown at New York Film Festival (Avant-Garde Visions) September 23 - October 9, 1994.)