Aug 12, 2023
4:15 PM

International Village - Theatre 8

Available Online
Aug 13 - 16
4:15 PM - 4:15 PM


Reserved teenager Ben has two dreams: to escape the picturesque yet stifling Kosovar town in which he was raised and to finally be united with Leo, his long-term boyfriend who he has been dating online for a year but has yet to meet in person. With Leo set to visit in a month, Ben’s romantic dreams are within reach, with enough time left for him to concoct the perfect cover story for his family. But when Ben learns of an exciting and immediate opportunity to travel overseas before Leo’s arrival, his dreams are placed in dramatic opposition, leaving him to make an almost impossible decision.

Effectively juxtaposing the bucolic beauty of its rural setting with Ben’s turbulent interior emotions, Erblin Nushi’s beautifully controlled feature debut is a strikingly shot and emotionally layered piece of work. With so few queer films produced in Kosovo, it is truly inspiring to see one as accomplished as this.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the artists.

ASL interpretation will be provided during the Q&A, and live captioning on screen will be used during the pre-screening announcements.

Total event runtime: 112 min

This film has been rated PG by BC Consumer Protection with an advisory for nudity, violence, and coarse language.