Variety’s take – “the most shocking movie at Cannes this year”. Audiences were buzzing about startlingly strange and provocative images in director Alain Guiraudie’s audacious and darkly allegorical fairy tale that masquerades as a black comedy.
Blocked screenwriter Léo (Damien Bonnard) travels the remote Lozère and meets shepherdess Marie (India Hair). A baby is born and soon rejected by Marie who takes off with her two sons, leaving Léo to care for the infant alone in his countryside wanderings. Homoerotic interplay interposes as Marie’s father makes a play for Léo while Léo himself covets a cute teenage boy, Yoan, caregiver to a cantankerous old man. Be prepared for some graphic no-holds-barred images and sex scenes.