|Jonathan (2016) 720p BluRay x264-MM|
|GermanComing OutStubbornDyingFatherLong-LostBoyhoodFriendForgivenessMale NudityGay Sex|
A coming-of-age saga...
Crossed with a coming-out story.
Subtitles: English, German (optional)
Duration: 99 mins
IMDb: 5.8 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5350358/
Director: Piotr J. Lewandowski
Writers: Piotr J. Lewandowski
Stars: Jannis Niewöhner, André Hennicke, Julia Koschitz
DVD Distributer: http://tlareleasing.co.uk/films/jonathan/
BD Distributor: http://www.lighthouse-film.com/video/jonathan/
Bavarian Film Awards 2017
Baden-Baden TV Film Festival 2016
BFI Flare: London LGBT Film Festival 2017
Guadalajara Gay & Lesbian Film Festival 2017
Frameline San Francisco LGBTQ Film Festival 2016
German, Coming Out, Stubborn, Dying, Father, Long-Lost, Boyhood, Best Friend, Forgiveness, Male Nudity, Gay Sex.
Jonathan is 23; he and his aunt, Martha, work on their farm. Jonathan also devotes himself to looking after his father Burghardt, who has cancer. But his father stubbornly sabotages his son's efforts to care for him. Jonathan finds it increasingly difficult to cope until they hire a young caretaker, Anka, to help. Jonathan and Anka fall in love; her experience of working at a hospice helps Jonathan to gain a new insight into his father s situation. But then Burghardt's long-lost boyhood friend Ron appears on the scene and his health visibly improves. The family sees Ron as an intruder; then Jonathan discovers that, many years ago, his father and Ron were deeply in love. All at once, the façade of cherished family beliefs crumbles and long-repressed secrets come to light.
Winner of Best First Feature – Frameline San Francisco International LGBTQ Film Festival.
Winner of Best Young Actor – Bavarian Film Awards.
Winner of Audience Award for Best Male Feature – Roze Filmdagen Amsterdam LGBTQ Film Festival.
Official Selection: Berlin International Film Festival, Guadalajara International Film Festival, Raindance Film Festival, Inside Out Toronto LGBT Film Festival, Salt Lake City LGBT Film Festival, Frameline San Francisco LGBT.
The film has also earned excellent reviews from critics. Raindance Festival called it a "Visually stunning drama whose cinematography and soundtrack help paint the most beautiful depiction of love in pained circumstances." The Hollywood Reports said it's "An emotionally charged and visually sumptuous debut... It also reverses the generational conflict that drives more traditional gay-themed plotlines."
^^^screenshots from the DVD.