In a suburb of London, young Jamie is escaping sport hours, to avoid being the victim of his comrades. Young Ste, his neighbor, is beaten by his father, and comes to sleep overnight. They discover new feelings, sleeping in the same bed.
A bullied and demoralized gay student at an all-boys school uses a magical flower derived from Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream' to turn many in his community gay, including a comely rugby player for himself.
Best friends Szabolcs and Bernard are playing in the same German football team. After a lost game, Szabolcs decides to go home to Hungary where he meets another boy, Áron with whom they ... See full summary »
Olle, an introverted, well-mannered boy with an air of innocence and sincerity about him has been camping with his father at the same camping ground with several other people for years now.... See full summary »
Sasha is a piano prodigy under pressure to gain admittance to a prestigious music school. What is really stressing Sasha is his emerging sexuality, plus his piano tutor is moving away, because Sasha is in love with him, and no one knows.
High school senior Ben secretly lusts after bad boy classmate Johnny. After Ben gives Johnny a ride home one night, the boys end up in Johnny's swimming pool and have an encounter that breaks the rules and blows Ben's mind.
I was quite blown away by this directorial debut. Here, a number of friends reunite, all of them carrying serious baggage. I loved the intimacy with which the characters are presented, the way in which the writer-director captured so much nuance about each and every one of them. The ensemble were consistently pushed to emotional extremes, with each actor allowed to explore their own personal dilemmas. I would have loved to have been on the set to see how the cast created each moment. A very strong cast has been collected here, in one of those rare indie films that really reached in and yanked at my insides. Moving, unusual, and so refreshing after watching so much studio crap. Bring on this filmmaker's next project, for god's sake!!
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