South African Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
Title: Beautiful Thing
Director: Hettie Macdonald
Specs: UK 1996 35mm 90min
This film is so captivating that if you don�t see it (second time round) you�ll kick yourself (again).
It�s romantic without being depressing, fantastic while being down to earth.
Slowly, the romance builds between boys-next-door Jaime and Ste, in this elegant construction of a coming of age story and first love, from first nervous glances to the ingenious use of peppermint foot lotion.
Bitter-sweet, with a deliriously happy ending, Beautiful Thing will give you the longest lasting high of this decade of Freedom.
Courtesy of the British Council
Out In Africa
Jhb Fri 12 / 10.15pm Fri 19 / 6.15pm Sat 20 6pm
CT Sun 21 / 4pm Thu 25 / 10.15pm Sun 28 / 8pm
Dbn Sun 4 / 1pm
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