By Clémentine Dramani issifou

The last line of defense for a family on the verge of bankruptcy, Virginie starts breeding edible locusts, ready to risk everything to save her family and her farm. The fantasy story and visuals, the strength of the characters somehow provide grace to this film. Tackling the great tragedy of our times – the excessive exploitation of natural resources – it is a universal contemporary tale; the story of those who give in and those who hold out. With The Swarm, Just Philippot restores the genre films’ capacity for empowerment.

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