CICADA//Chéries-Chéris 2020


18 Nov 2020 16:20
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FICTIONS COMPETITION
CICADA

United States. 2020. 97 '. Fiction. VOSTF.
Director: Matthew Fifer, Kieran Mulcare.
With: Matthew Fifer, Sheldon D. Brown, Sandra Bauleo.
Screenplay: Matthew Fifer, Shleldon D. Brown.

New York, 2013. After a series of unsuccessful and awkward encounters, Ben, a young white man from Long Island, develops an intense relationship with Sam, an African American from Brooklyn. As the summer progresses and their intimacy grows, Ben eventually gains the strength to deal with a childhood trauma he has long repressed.

In the tradition of Andrew Haigh's Weekend and Ira Sachs' Keep the Lights On, this formidable first American feature film sits on the border between fiction and documentary, with two actors reliving some of their own experiences. Sensitive and not devoid of humor, he subtly addresses rape and its traumas, as well as the difficulty of an interracial relationship: the impossible understanding of discrimination "if you have not lived it in your flesh". A powerful film of love and loss, expressing great pain but also immense joy - a promise that even in the abyss, it's never too late to cry out. A future classic of LGBT cinema!

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