“BOYS FEELS: HIGH TIDE”— Four Short Films


Four Short Films

Amos Lassen

NQV brings us another anthology of four short films. This time the theme is about young boys coming to terms with a host of emotions for the very first time. These polished productions and festival favorites are brought to you by a host of talented directors from across Germany, Denmark, France and the Netherlands.

“OCEAN” (France) from director Emmanuel Laborie is set during the summer of 1979 near the ocean. We meet 10-year-old Jean who realizes that his mother and father don’t love each other anymore. Suddenly, the family faces a tragedy.

From the Netherlands and director Mari Sanders is “GO DAAN GO!”. Daan is nine years old and decides to take up swimming after he finds his mother’s old swimming medals in the attic. When his school teacher encourages him to join the nearest local swimming club, Daan finds out that his mother is not happy about this and insists that he take a medical test before he starts training for the Youth Olympic Games of 2018. Despite his mother’s fears Daan doesn’t want to wait.

“THE BOY IN THE OCEAN “ from Denmark is directed by Friedrich Tiedtke and focuses on12 year old Mathias who has  his first sexual experience on a sailing boat. Surrounded by water and trapped at sea with his parents who still treat him like a child, he decides to explore these new and confusing sensations on dry land.

Hannes Hirsch’s “BEACH BOY” (Germany) introduces us to Dimi who goes to spend the summer vacation with his older brother, Steffen on the Baltic Sea. On a country road, he meets and becomes infatuated by Isabelle, who turns out to be Steffen’s new girlfriend. Clumsy in his efforts to impress Isabelle, Dimi comes to realize that sometimes inexperience can be a virtue.

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