Magazine article Screen International

Eat Your Bones Wins Jean Vigo Prize

Magazine article Screen International

Eat Your Bones Wins Jean Vigo Prize

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Feature set against the backdrop of traveller community in France premiered at Cannes in Directors' Fortnight

Jean-Charles Hue's Eat Your Bones (Mange Tes Morts), set against the backdrop of France's Yeniche traveller community, has won France's Jean Vigo for 2014.

The hybrid film, mixing a documentary style with elements of the noir and western genres, is inspired by the real-life Dorkel gypsy family living on the outskirts of Paris which Hue has been following since 2003.

A number of Hue's previous works including his feature The Lord's Ride (La BM de Seigneur) were also set against the backdrop of the community.

Eat Your Bones revolves around three Yeniche brothers who hijack a truck full of copper. The film's title is a Yeniche insult implying the recipient has betrayed his or her ancestors.

The film is produced by Thierry Lounas of Capricci Films which is also selling the film internationally. …

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