Short film. Based on award winning story by LGBT fiction pioneer Richard Hall.

Those First Tries at Love

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SUMMER OF 85
Directed by François Ozon
Mandarin Films, et al.

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Félix Lefebvre (as Alex) and Benjamin Voisin (as David) in Summer of 85.

            This film will be catnip for those who fancy youthful, sexy love affairs—or the eye-candy actors (Félix Lefebvre as Alex, Benjamin Voisin as David) who enact this particular one. The boys meet at sea when Alex’ sailboat capsizes in a brief storm and David rescues him and his boat.

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CICADA
Directed by Matthew Fifer and Kieran Mulcare
Beast of the East Productions

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Sheldon Brown (as Sam) and Matthew Fifer (as Ben) in Cicada.

            That both men are deeply damaged by life’s vicissitudes is undoubtedly part of the bond that holds these otherwise improbable lovers together, but it also threatens to drive them apart.

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