Dir: Danielle Lessovitz
Scr: Danielle Lessovitz
Cast: Fionn Whitehead, Leyna Bloom, McCaul Lombardi, Louisa Krause, Will Dufault, Stephen Cavalieri
USA, France | 2019 | 94’ | Fic
O.V. English, with Spanish subtitles
On the steps outside New York City’s dizzying central bus station, Port Authority, a girl named Wye vogues with her siblings. Paul, a young drifter, watches her, transfixed by her beauty. After he seeks her out, an intense love soon blossoms. Wye introduces him to the ballroom community, an underground LGBTIQ subculture, to her house, a self-selected chosen family. But when Paul realizes Wye is trans, he is forced to confront his feelings for her and the social forces that seek to rupture their bond.
A revelation from American indie cinema. A great jewel of the big screen.
2019: Festival de Cannes (Un Certain Regard), New Zealand IFF, Melbourne IFF, Helsinki IFF