Directed by Mischa Kamp
78 min | 2014 | Netherlands | Not Rated
Presented in Dutch with English subtitles.
Beautifully made, intensely engrossing, and deeply moving, director Mischa Kamp’s movie Boys chronicles the life of a young man named Sieger over his summer holidays. Training on a track team for national relay championships, Sieger is drawn to his teammate, Marc.
Exploring his feelings of attraction for Marc, and trying to balance them against life at home with his feuding father and brother, Sieger undergoes a lonely struggle to unravel his sexual identity. Ultimately, Sieger must choose between Marc and Jessica, a young woman he is set up with, and decide whether his secret love for Marc is worth the risk. Enhanced by stunning cinematography and dynamic performances from the cast, this film’s tenderness and heart remind us of the raw vulnerability and electric excitement of falling in love for the first time.
Official Selection: 2014 Seattle International Film Festival, 2014 Boston LGBT Film Festival, 2014 Inside Out Toronto LGBT Film Festival, 2014 Outfest Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival