Director: Neil Armfield
Screening time: 13.04.2017. 21:00
Screening location: Kino Europa
Runtime: 127 min
Awards: Festivals and awards: Sydney Film Festival; Torino Gay and Lesbian Film Festival; Seattle International Film Festival; MixCopenhagen; Beyond the Blue Sky Queer Film Festival;Image+Nation 29 – WINNER ‘BEST FILM’
The course of teenage love rarely runs smooth, but this is especially true when you’re secretly gay in an Aussie all-male school in the 1970s and entranced by the captain of the football team.
A pair of star-crossed lovers, Tim and John meet when Tim is in a high-school production of Romeo and Juliet. The encounter ignites a romance that endures for 15 years to laugh in the face of everything life throws at it – the separations, the discriminations, the temptations, the jealousies and the losses.
Based on Timothy Conigrave’s cult-classic and hilarious memoir, and the inspiration for the award winning stage play also by Tommy Murphy, HOLDING THE MAN is the remarkable true-life love story that speaks across generations, sexualities and cultures.