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My Best Friend (2018 )
Mi mejor amigo (original title)
15 | 1h 30min | Drama, Romance |
7th January 2019 (UK DVD) (New Release)
Subtitles: English (optional)
Director: Martín Deus
Writer: Martín Deus (screenplay)
Stars: Angelo Mutti Spinetta, Lautaro Rodríguez..
IMDb: 7.0/10 (452) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6400166/
From Argentina, My Best Friend (Mi Mejor Amigo) is a remarkably sensitive coming-of-age drama that keeps its LGBTQ themes gurgling in the background, never sensationalising them to make a big plot point. This may make it feel somewhat elusive, but there’s a remarkable lack of sentimentality that helps the film resonate very strongly. As it digs deeper and deeper into the thoughts and feelings of a teen boy, it becomes very moving indeed.
This central character is 16-year-old Lorenzo (Angelo Mutti Spinetta) who lives in remote Patagonia with his educated, switched-on parents (Moro Anghileri and Guillermo Pfening). Lorenzo is skinny, more interested in books or music than in playing sport. No wonder he’s always the last one chosen for the team. Then one day his parents take in the son of a family friend who needs a place to live. Caito (Lautaro Rodriguez) is just a year older than Lorenzo, but he’s beefy, confident and very cool. At least on the surface.
Over the coming weeks, Lorenzo breaks through Caito’s tough-guy exterior and finds quite a bit of vulnerability inside. Lorenzo has a sort-of girlfriend, but would rather spend all of his time with Caito, who continually challenges him to break the rules. Through a series of meaningful events, this is about a teen discovering his own sexuality and learning what that means. Writer-director Martin Deus has each character speaking in ways that are earthy and real, talking about events from their lives that are happening far off screen to ground the entire movie in authenticity. The way the characters interact is beautifully textured, reaching out tentatively and sometimes running away to be alone. These things pull the audience right into the story, making Lorenzo’s emotions seriously powerful. Watch him squirm when his mother tells him she’s fine if he turns out to be gay!
Winner of the Cannes Cinephile’s Grand Prix..
My Best Friend is a moving coming-of-age romance.
Lorenzo is a good and studious teenager who lives with his family in a small town in Patagonia. One day his father decides to help out an old friend by offering his son to stay with them for a while. The young and handsome Caito arrives, mysterious and rebellious. Lorenzo is at first suspicious of Caito but gradually the boys form a bond without suspecting of this new friendship….but Caito has a secret…and maybe Lorenzo too….
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Plot Keywords: Argentina, Gay Teenager, Best Friend, Bad Influence, Coming Out..