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This short Australian film depicts with warmth and without pretension
the awkwardness of two teenagers starting to recognise and explore
It was refreshing to see two actors cast who were the right age for these roles and who showed no reluctance to share a kiss on screen. Many older actors/actresses of whatever sexuality could take a lesson from these two.
The final image of the film which relates to the title and storyline has a beauty and simplicity that surprises and lingers.
I saw this film as part of the Pink Filmdays in Amsterdam, and it received a very warm reception, compared to many other higher budget, overstylised and less sincere offerings.
*** This review may contain spoilers ***
Two young Australian boys (Thomas Blackburne and Martin Sharpe) meet
after one crashes his bike into the others car. They walk around and
the older boy talks about all the girls he's kissed and how he's dating
three girls at once. Then they get alone, share a sweet simple kiss and
discover the truth.
Short and bittersweet film. It's very quiet and has two actors who are exceptional their roles. They also appear to be the same age as the characters they play. No big loud pronouncements or any drama. Just a laid-back quiet approach to how young men are dealing with being gay. The only drawback--the Australian accents are thick and it's sometimes hard to hear what they're saying. Still--well worth catching.
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