Dir: Yen Tan
Scr: Yen Tan
Cast: Cory Michael Smith, Virginia Madsen, Michael Chiklis, Jamie Chung, Aidan Langford, Ryan Piers Williams
USA | 2018 |85’ | drama | O.V. English with Spanish subtitles
Inspired by the award-winning short film of the same name, 1985 follows Adrian, a closeted young man, returns to his Texas hometown for Christmas during the first wave of the AIDS crisis. Burdened with an unspeakable tragedy in New York, Adrian reconnects with his brother and estranged childhood friend, as he struggles to divulge his dire circumstances to his religious parents.
A film destined to become a classic of the future. Intense emotion, feelings brushing the surface and sublime black and white.
2018: SXSW FF, Dallas IFF (Grand Jury Prize), 22 Queer Lisboa, Fire!! BCN (Mejor Película), 23 LesGaiCineMad, Los Angeles OutFest (Mejor Guion), 42 Frameline San Francisco, Vancouver Queer FF, Sidewalk FF, Taiwan Int. Queer FF, Hong Kong Lesbian & Gay FF, Athens IFF, Florence Queer FF
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