Lawrence Jefferies and Hugh Greerey have just met. They both have had girlfriends in the past...they're both straight. Thirteen or so minutes later, however, something's happened and things have changed.
High school senior Ben secretly lusts after bad boy classmate Johnny. After Ben gives Johnny a ride home one night, the boys end up in Johnny's swimming pool and have an encounter that breaks the rules and blows Ben's mind.
Prora, on the Baltic Sea. Mysterious, endless. In this deserted former Nazi holiday camp and communist military complex, teenagers Jan and Matthieu embark on an adventure that puts their friendship at risk.
Olle, an introverted, well-mannered boy with an air of innocence and sincerity about him has been camping with his father at the same camping ground with several other people for years now.... See full summary »
Saleem, an Indian student living in Leeds with his parents, meets Daz in a gay cruising spot, and they have a night of mutually enjoyable sex. Saleem is nonetheless ashamed of what he has done but, on leaving the next day, does turn round to smile at Daz.
A portrait of the last days of high school. Two friends spend all day long together, but this will inevitably come to an end. A beautiful sincere story of mixed emotions and secrets that dare not speak loud.
Juan Felipe Villanueva,
Lawrence Jefferies is a guy who's found the flow in his life; he knows how to trust his gut and follow his instincts. Driven by a loving curiosity and strong sense of adventure, he lives his life with a freedom and confidence most men envy. Hugh Greerey, by contrast, lives under the influence of his self-consciousness, struggling to connect to a deeper sense of who he really is. There is a power and intensity to Hugh's spirit which he fights to hold in check until the two meet by happenstance and a defining moment between them opens one into his humanity and propels the other into his soul.Written by
Like a short story, a short film has a lot to do in a very little time. This leads to sometimes sharp turns that leave the viewer running to catch up. "13 or so" not only tells a beautiful tale, but skillfully gives you life stories of two men in less than 13 minutes.
What really shines here is the acting. The facial expressions, emotions turning on a dime, dialogue that is more emotion than narrative, the hesitancy, the clear searching for words and meaning, makes the movie seem absolutely real. I have no idea how many takes these actors had to do to get this remarkable movie, but it was worth all of your work.
Whether the theme appeals to you or not is not why you should watch this. You should watch it to see two absolutely remarkable and yes, "amazing" actors.
Thank you all for a wonderful film.
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