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Handmaiden.

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HEARTSTONE (2017)
dir. Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson
Language: Icelandic

The story of two teenage boys, when one tries to win the heart of a girl, while the other discovers new feelings towards his best friend.

Over one long summer in their small fishing village, Thor and Kristján become inseparable. Hanging out with older teenage sisters and friends, they get into scrapes and have adventures. Facing the travails of an alcoholic father and a single mother who’s newly back on the dating scene, the two stoically cope with a problematic domestic life by taking refuge and pleasure in each other’s company. Sex is never far from anyone’s minds and the rich emotional landscape of early adolescence offers plenty of opportunities and challenges. The boys appear unable to articulate what all their friends already suspect, but then things change suddenly and dramatically, offering up some unexpected results.

Showing at: (LGBT) BFI Flare - 22 March

Trailer: https://youtu.be/EIolgEvMAJ8