“The sweetest gay film” — Travels of Adam
In this intimate coming-of-age drama 18-year-old Martin (Mateus Almada) brings his old friend Tomaz (Mauricio Jose Barcellos) on a drive to the Southern Brazilian coast. Having been good friends for years, Martin and Tomaz now find themselves on the cusp of adulthood.
For both of boys, the brief excursion to the coastal town becomes a journey into themselves. It’s not just the sea that nearly reaches the doors of the country house which exerts a slow, yet relentless pull on them – the two friends have the same effect on one other.
Filipe Matzembacher and Marcio Reolon’s richly atmospheric, autobiographically inspired feature debut follows its two main characters on a weekend that will change their relationship forever. Seashore wanders through the borderlands between love and friendship, exploring sexual orientation and personal identity.
The outstanding camerawork picks up on the protagonists’ complex emotional states in the same way as the soundtrack captures the roaring of the sea: gentle and powerful in equal measure. Always on an equal footing with the subject and the characters, the film creates a moment of magic and tenderness. Looking for love and finding it are sometimes one and the same thing.
Awards & Press Quotes
“An intimate chronicle.” — The Hollywood Reporter
“A bi-curious teen…tentatively tests the water of his sexuality.” — Variety