Young & Wild
Director: Marialy Rivas
Screenwriters: Camila Gutiérrez, Pedro Peirano, Marialy Rivas, Sebastián Sepúlveda
- 2012 Sundance Film Festival
Daniela is a petite, pretty teenager raised in the bosom of a strict and well-to-do evangelical family in Santiago, Chile. Daniela is also a 17-year-old who finds that her raging sexual drive is difficult to reconcile with the orders of her religion. With no outlet for her desire, Daniela taps into a rampant underground network of other horny teenagers through her sexually charged blog. As she types the gospel of her life as a fornicator online, Daniela still goes to church and prays to Jesus, “Lord, see to it that Mother doesn’t type jovenyalocada.blogspot.com!"
Director Marialy Rivas’s handsome debut feature is a playful and energetic coming-of-age story about a young woman who refuses to make choices that limit her pleasure. Brought to life by an attractive cast, led by the enigmatic Alicia Rodríguez, Young & Wild romps through the burning fires of religious fervor and youthful sexual energy to deliver a delightful portrait of contemporary teenage life in Santiago.
World Cinema Screenwriting Award
- Section: World Cinema Dramatic Competition
- Film Type: International Narrative Feature Films
- Country: Chile
- Language: Spanish
- Run Time: 92 min.