Film | Closing Night

Giant Little Ones – Closing Night

Keith Behrman / Canada / 2018 / 93 mins / English / Coming-of-age drama

“An emotionally involving coming-of-age story with a profound impact.”
OBSERVER

Franky and Ballas are best friends, popular high-schoolers and swim team stars. When an impromptu sexual encounter forces them to confront their sexuality, Franky — still dealing with the fallout of his father, Ray, leaving his mother, Carly, for a man — feels unsure of himself. Ostracised by homophobic schoolmates and pushed to come out of the closet by supportive friends and family, Franky feels pressure to pick an identity: straight or gay? The problem is, Franky doesn’t feel like either label describes him, but navigates this while mending the relationships most important to him. A sensitive and sophisticated film with wonderfully evocative performances, particularly Kyle MacLachlan, Giant Little Ones is an exploration of identity and the importance of love without labels.

This film is unclassified – restricted to persons aged 15 and over unless accompanied by an adult. Can’t make into the city for closing night? We have two encore screenings at the Lido and Cinema Nova on Thursday May 23. A HRAFF Film Pass cannot be redeemed as this is a special event.

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Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI)
Melbourne

CLOSING NIGHT

VICTORIAN PREMIERE

AWARDS AND FESTIVAL SELECTION

Toronto International Film Festival 2018
Vancouver International Film Festival 2018
Opening Night, Mardi Gras Film Festival 2019
Audience Award for Best International Feature, Göteborg Film Festival 2019

 

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