Futuro BeachBy Strand Releasing
Part gay romance, part inquisitive self-journey, Futuro Beach is a stunning examination of lives lost and found. Donato (Wagner Moura) works as a lifeguard at the spectacular but treacherous Praia do Futuro beach in Brazil; Konrad (Clemens Schick) is an ex-military thrill-seeker from Germany vacationing with a friend. After Donato saves Konrad from drowning, but fails to save his other friend, initial sexual sparks give way to a deeper, emotional connection. Donato decides to leave everything behind, including his ailing mother and younger brother, Ayrton (JesuÃta Barbosa), to travel back to Berlin with Konrad. There, he finds both confusion and liberation - and his journey for love soon turns into a deeper search for his own identity. Eight years later, an unexpected visit from Ayrton, brings all three men back together as they struggle to reconcile the pain of loss and longing, instinctively drawn to each other in search of hope and a brighter future.
Reasons to Buy
- Newcomer JesuÃta Barbosa steals the last third of the movie. He's an up-and-coming star worth keeping an eye out for. He also appears in the acclaimed gay short The Best Friend, a TLA Exclusive available to order.
- Lead actors Wagner Moura and Clemens Schick are both action stars. Moura, in particular, is a big deal in Brazil (known for the Elite Squad movies). The men bring a very aggressive, masculine quality to their on-screen romance.
- Though the film moves slow, the journey it takes is always exciting. Director Karim Ainouz and cinematographer Ali Olay GÃ¶zkaya have crafted a colorful, visually-stunning family drama, with only a few characters, that feels epic in it's scope and emotional depth.
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