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At the French Institute:

SAT 12/06 : 10 pm
In the presence of the director of El intruso, Oriol Rovira.

SAT 19/06 : 5 pm

At Filmin:

from THU 10/06
to  SUN 20/06

Title: Cicada
Direction: Matthew Fifer
Cast: Sheldon D Brown, Matthew Fifer, Cobie Smulders
Production: Jeremy Truong, Ramfis Myrthil
Distribution: Matthew Fifer, Sheldon Brown, Sandra Bauleo, Jazmin Grimaldi
Genre: Drama
Duration: 94’
Country: USA
Year: 2020

O.V. in English. Subtitles in Spanish and Catalan

Festivals: Athens, Atlanta (Out on Film, LGBT), Brussels (Pink Screens, LGBT), Calgary, Cleveland, Chicago (Reeling, LGBT), Connecticut (LGBT), Dublin (Gaze, LGBT), Fort Lauderdale (USA, OutShine, LGBT), London (BFI Flare, LGBT), Los Angeles (OutFest, LGBT), Madrid (LesGaiCineMad), Milwaukee, Montreal (Image+Nation, LGBT), New York (NewFest, LGBT), Oslo (Fusion), Palm Spring (LGBT), Pittsburgh (Reel Q, LGBT), San Francisco (Frameline, LGBT), Seattle (Twist, LGBT), Sydney (Queer Screen, LGBT), Toronto (Inside Out, LGBT), Vancouver (Out on Screen, LGBT), Washington (Reel Affirmations, LGBT), Winnipeg (Reel Pride, LGBT), Zaragoza (Zinentiendo, LGBT), Zurich (Pink Apple, LGBT)

First showing in Barcelona

Introspective bisexual Ben drifts from one casual hook-up to the next. While recent encounters barely last beyond the following morning, he feels differently when he strikes up a conversation with Sam, a handsome stranger he meets while browsing discount books at a street stall. Forming an immediate connection, the two spend more and more time together, slowly letting their guards down. But as they reveal intimate details about their lives, both begin to recognise the need to confront past traumas if they are to truly let the other person in. Based on true events, writer/director/star Matthew Fifer has crafted a richly textured and complex drama, which tackles challenging subjects with grace, delicacy and uncompromising honesty. Sensitively balancing moments of natural humour amongst the pathos, Cicada is guaranteed to be one of the year’s most acclaimed queer films.

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