On the eve of a boy’s adolescence, his community gathers to initiate a peculiar ceremony.

Director’s Vision

Our Boy is an experimental-narrative film about the banal terror of a peculiar tradition.

I wanted to make a film I hadn’t seen before, and one that didn’t warrant any dialogue. The goal—or rather the gamble—was to use as few images as possible to convey a cryptic story and maintain a tense tone.

Ultimately the film says more about itself than I ever could. Looking at it now, all I can say is that when it comes to raising children, I hope no one gets any ideas.