Flesh Versus spirit is the central theme of Marialy Rivas’ debut feature film »Young & Wild«. Originally inspired by a sex blog written by a young Chilean girl, the script takes a nose dive into the sexual awakening of adolescent Daniela, starkly bordered by her aversion to her evangelical upbringing. Discovered via her blog to be sexually active, Daniela is kicked out of school. Her religious mother takes the opportunity to get her on the right track by sending her to work at a Christian TV-network. This, however, leads Daniela to new sexual encounters with her new co-workers.

Lengthy, erotic scenes take on a digestible soft-core manner and though the story carries some comical elements, Rivas takes the time to contrast them with seriousness, such as the trauma of a cancerstricken aunt. »Young & Wild« won the World Cinema Screenwriting Award at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival.

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Young & Wild poster
Title
Young & Wild
Director
Marilay Rivas
Country
Chile
Length
96 min
Festival
2012
Section
Latin Visions
Language
Spanish
Subtitle
English
Premiere status
Swedish Premiere
Production year
2011
Original title
Joven & Alocada
Cast
Alicia Rodríguez, Daniela María Gracia, Omegna, Antonia Felipe Pinto, Tomás Aline Kuppenheim, Teresa Ingrid Isensee, Isabel Alejandro Goic, Raimundo
Producer
Juan de Dios Larrain, Pablo Larrain
Script
Marialy Rivas
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