Young Men is a feature-length dance film without dialogue shot on location in Northern France featuring dancers from BalletBoyz dance company. Young Men received a nomination for the highly renowned Golden Prague award. In September 2017 the film won the Rose d’Or award in the Arts Category, an award which rewards originality, quality and creativity and sets the gold standard of excellence in entertainment programming.
The production is realised by Artistic Directors Michael Nunn and William Trevitt who were formerly leading dancers with The Royal Ballet. Since forming their own company in 2001 they have built a reputation for bringing dance to the screen in a variety of innovative ways, winning an International Emmy, a Rose d’Or and a Golden Prague along the way.
A group of young men brought together by the indiscriminate brutality of war struggle to maintain their humanity in an unending cycle of combat and death. A potent combination of music and choreography, this film without words is an immersive emotional journey into the reality facing young men at the extremes of human experience. These young men succumb to the terror of their situation in a myriad of ways. The ruthless, indiscriminate brutality of war takes its mental and bodily toll on these comrades, as they struggle to survive one day’s destruction, only to wake to another’s mortal threats.
Based on the hugely successful stage production of the same name that premiered at Sadler’s Wells Theatre, London, in 2015, it is choreographed by Iván Pérez with a commissioned score by composer Keaton Henson.