In this powerful new queer Australian drama, a 17-year-old boy navigates the many minefields of adolescence and sexuality, in the wake of a family tragedy.
Miklós (Miles Szanto, Love My Way) is at the age when everything feels high-stakes. He is coming to terms with his own sexuality, and when his best friend Dan (Daniel Webber, Sleeping Beauty, SFF 2011) reveals that he has a new girlfriend, this puts an end to their plans to run away together. He is torn between loyalty to his migrant family and his own desires, and his world is soon rocked by the death of his brother Tommy, that he feels partly responsible for. Teenage Kicks beautifully captures this whirlwind period in Miklós' life, dealing with themes of guilt, friendship, cultural and familial loyalty, and burgeoning sexuality. Craig Boreham's unique voice is an exciting addition to Australian queer cinema.
Filmmaker guest: Craig Boreham
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Travelling Film Festival Newcastle, June 24 - 26
This film is also playing in Newcastle on Saturday 25th June at 8.30pm. You can buy tickets for this session today from this page. TFF tickets must be bought separately from your SFF purchase.
Annmaree J Bell
Miles Szanto, Daniel Webber, Anni Finsterer
Distributor: Azure Productions