Run Time: 84 min Release Date: Apr 09, 2019 Year Produced: 2018 Language: Dutch with English subtitles Directed by: Ellen Smit Starring: Majd Mardo, Josha Stradowski, Jeny Arean, Tanja Jess, Nazmiye Oral, Melody Klaver
This film appeals to: Gay Audiences Booking Formats: Blu-ray, DCP, DVD

Joris is trying to come to terms with his broken family relationships on the 10th anniversary of his father’s death when he meets the free-spirited, Yad. Also dealing with family issues, Yad has returned home to The Netherlands after living on his own. Joris and Yad spark an instant connection and decide they want to be more than “just friends,” but fear their families could threaten their relationship.

This ultra-sexy romantic comedy goes beyond the usual young gay love story, marking JUST FRIENDS as a truly modern tale of queer love.

Awards & Press Quotes

“With the right mix of humour, romance, sexiness and pathos, this enchanting cross-cultural love story… is a witty, well-acted crowd-pleaser.” – San Francisco Chronicle

“A delight… comic and romantic in perfect harmony; this is such an sweet film.”  – Sydney Arts Guide

“An excellent piece of queer cinema.”  – Out in Perth

“[Jenny Arean is] the grandmother we all wish we had. Funny, charming, compassionate and the voice of reason … she is pure joy to watch on screen.”  – Out In Perth

“A truly modern tale of queer love.”  – Dutch Culture USA