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Sunday Aug 19 05:00 PM


Doris Duke Theatre


General Admission: $12.00


About the Film:

Part of Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival 2018

Presented by: Hawaii LGBT Legacy Foundation 

Directed by Marcel Gisler. 2018. Switzerland. 2018. Swiss German with English subtitles. 
There’s a ripple of disquiet in the locker room when Leon, a new striker, joins the football team. Sharing a flat with keen rival Mario sets the scene for an unexpected love affair, but the path of gay love in this macho world is not an easy one. Mario is unwilling—or unable to acknowledge—the implications of what is happening. But pretend girlfriends don’t fool everyone, and gossip, along with the threat of blackmail, unbalances the team’s morale. With the prospect of a professional career a strong possibility, will Mario forsake the hope of emotional satisfaction for professional gain? This heartwarming rollercoaster of a film—set on and off the pitch—offers a dynamic and realistic picture of how gay professional footballers are still seen as out of step in the 21st century.

Best Actor, Max Hubacher & Best Performance in a Supporting Role, Jessy Moravec—2018 Swiss Film Awards; Audience Award Best Feature Film—2018 OUTshine Film Festival Miami; 2018 Cannes Ecrans Juniors; 2018 Inside Out Toronto LGBT Film Festival; Frameline42; 2018 Fire!! International LGBT Film Festival of Barcelona; 2018 Tel Aviv International LGBT Film Festival

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