In de film AUGUST komen ex-minnaars Troy en Jonathan in Los Angeles weer bijeen na zeer lange tijd, na wat toen een pijnlijke scheiding was. Sex met je ex, is dat mogelijk?
The movie August is an expansion of the award-winning short film POSTMORTEM of cineast Eldar Rapaport. THE STORY: After spending several years in Europe, Troy returns from Spain to Los Angeles and decides to phone Jonathan and meet for coffee. A seemingly innocent rendezvous turns flirtatious as they are intensely swept away by each other's presence and memories of the past.
Troy, a damaged, passive aggressive beauty, tries to revive his long ago summer romance with Jonathan, and also struggles to decide between a new life in Los Angeles and an already established career in Barcelona. Jonathan, who has found solace from the breakup in his current beau, Raul, struggles with desire and longing. Childlike and innocent, he has never been able to heal from the trauma of Troy breaking up with him, and Troy's arrival and his imminent attraction threaten his relationship with Raul.
Raul, an Argentinean immigrant, the most mature of the three, is also the least damaged. Nonetheless, adhering to his beliefs he doesn't immediately confront Jonathan's growing attraction to Troy and its effects. Forced to work under the table as a bartender until his working papers come through, he questions how much of a sacrifice he's willing to make for a life in America with Jonathan.
The film jumps times and perspectives and offers overlapping story lines to project circular feel and repetitiveness. It explores the way in which we are always trying to break the cycles of habit and make difficult decisions regarding our lives and relationships. The film never descends into the typical three-way melodrama. All characters as well as the audience are well aware of what's going on. With subtlety, August explores themes of timing, interlacing of emotions, and the complexity of making choices. It is never black or white. And it is never meant to provide answers. But rather, to provoke and ask what if...
|dvd / film|
|TAAL van dvd||Engels gesproken|
|acteurs||Murray Bartlett, Daniel Dugan, Adrian Gonzalez, Hillary Banks, Francisco Valera, Jeff Rynkiewicz, Bernhard Forcher, Brad Standley, Mike Vaughn|
|duur van de dvd||100 minuten|
|extra info||an unflinching study of gay male sexuality in all its brutal, sweaty glory|
|film distributeur||Pro-Fun media|
|film regie||Eldar Rapaport|