Dennis Cooper and Zac Farley's "Like Cattle Towards Glow" is a ninety-three minute film consisting of five independent, thematically and emotionally interconnected scenes. The film is a complex, intimate, strangely serene, wide-ranging, and always challenging exploration of sexual desire as a hiding place. In these unique, stylistically and temperamentally diverse scenes, each one featuring its own set of characters and storyline, sex makes a promise of something so intense and untenable to the characters that they feel they must enter it in secret - through an act of violence, or under the guise of an unrelated transaction, or by rationalizing its dangers away with the help of politics, or through utilizing it remotely as material for a purely aesthetic project. Like these characters, and like sex itself, "Like Cattle Towards Glow" is as deep, knowing, and unknowable as it is raucous, original, and explicit on the surface.
Raphaël Bouvet, Benedetta De Alessi, Nicolas Hau, Joris Monnier, Gabriel Norman, Gisèle Vienne, E.D. Yang, Pierre-Luc Baron-Moreau, Luca Gabriel, Paul Hameline, Valentin Puyau, Tim Rameau, Jimmy P., Laurence Vialle, Christophe Honoré, Claude Pérès