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Sleeping Giant (2015) 1080p BluRay x264-MM
CanadianComing of AgeGay TeenagerTroubled YouthTeen SexualityGay CrushSummerLakeAdventure...

Sleeping Giant

A dark coming-of-age story set on the shores
of Lake Superior during a long, hot summer.

Country: Canada
Language: English
Subtitles: English, Spanish (optional)
Duration: 1h 29min
IMDb: 6.7
Director: Andrew Cividino
Writers: Andrew Cividino, Blain Watters
Stars: Jackson Martin, Reece Moffett, Nick Serino
DVD Source:
Altered Innocence:

Zurich Film Festival 2015
Munich Film Festival 2015
Cannes Film Festival 2015
Mumbai Film Festival 2015
Canadian Screen Awards 2016
Young Entertainer Awards 2017
Cannes Young Artist Awards 2017
Vancouver Film Critics Circle 2015
Ghent International Film Festival 2015
Athens International Film Festival 2015
Toronto International Film Festival 2015
RiverRun International Film Festival 2016
Reykjavik International Film Festival 2015
Palm Springs International Film Festival 2016
Toronto Film Critics Association Awards 2015

Plot Keywords:
Summer, Lake, Adventure, Gay Teenager, Teen Sexuality..

Movie Info:
SLEEPING GIANT centers on three boys on the cusp of adolescence spending the summer together at Thunder Bay. "The revelation of a secret triggers one of them to set a series of irreversible events in motion that test the bonds of friendship and change the boys forever."

The three leads all give fully realized and shockingly mature performances. The film is a near-perfect depiction of the most awkward part of adolescence sexual awakening.

SLEEPING GIANT is the debut feature of Canadian director Andrew Cividino and stars Jackson Martin, Nick Serino and Reece Moffett. The film premiered at Critics Week in Cannes in 2015, going on to screen at over 40 film festivals around the world. It was selected as one Canada's Top Ten films of 2015, and took home the Best Canadian First Feature Award at TIFF and the Best Canadian Feature Award at VIFF. The film was nominated for four Canadian Screen Awards in 2016, taking home the prize for Best Actor in a Supporting Role.

Themes of friendship, love and sexuality give way to a desperate grappling with ideas of masculinity and ultimately death as Adam, Nate and Riley struggle to negotiate their place in the world. Actors Jackson Martin, Nick Serino and Reece Moffett deliver performances that are honest and heart breaking, evoking equal parts exhilaration and awe, yet with an inescapable sense of foreboding, leading us on an emotional roller coaster ride through the backwoods of a Canadian summer. The vastly uninhabited, unforgiving landscape explored by the boys in Sleeping Giant is captured by cinematography that beautifully illustrates the underlying chasm between the boys’ social-economic worlds.

^^^screenshots from the SOURCE 1080p BD25 AVC DTS-HD MA 5.1-Flocke.

Bonus Features:  (BD25 only)
-Booklet Featuring an Essay by Film Critic Kyle Turner
-Short Film: Sleeping Giant (2014)
-Cannes Featurette
-The Music of Sleeping Giant
-Original Trailer

Sleeping Giant Blu-ray, Video Quality   4.5 of 5
The AVC encoded image (1.85:1 aspect ratio) presentation supplies a sharp look at HD cinematography achievements. Detail is strong throughout, making the most out of the production's love of close-ups, picking up on vivid facial particulars with this collection of awkward adolescents. Vacation vistas are also impressive, offering dimension and textures with forest and lakeside visits. Colors are natural, with deep greenery and blue waters. Costuming delivers on bold primaries, and skintones are secure. Delineation keeps away from solidification. Source is clean.

Sleeping Giant Blu-ray, Audio Quality   5.0 of 5
The 5.1 DTS-HD MA sound mix supports the visual event with a subtle but forceful listening experience, leading with scoring and soundtrack offerings that remain authoritative. Instrumentation is precise along with a loud choral presence, and while low-end isn't aggressive, some heaviness is welcome. Dialogue exchanges are sharp and true, detailing teen mumbling and softer acts of confession. Emotional extremes aren't distortive. Surrounds are used sparingly, but atmospherics are communicated, with a full feel for forest and lake travel, arcades, and domestic activity.

-A near-tangible slick of midsummer sweat sits heavily atop each scene. --Variety -Boys will be boys - and that can be bad news. --The Hollywood Reporter -Added to the usual hormonal stew are understated but unmistakable notes of homoeroticism. --Indiewire

^^^screenshots from the PAL DVD9.
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