【Feb.20】Firsts

【Feb.20】Firsts

Firsts

Steven, a closeted Chinese international student, is preparing to lose his virginity to a stranger he met online. With video calls from his emphatic mother half a world away about his fabricated... More
17m New Zealand 2022
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Gay Lust Family Chinese Coming-of-Age Australia-NZ Shorts

Synopsis

Steven, a closeted Chinese international student, is preparing to lose his virginity to a stranger he met online. With video calls from his emphatic mother half a world away about his fabricated girlfriend and the looming presence of his deceased father, Steven is crumbling under the desperation to please his parents. Although he is very much alone, Steven is no less agonized by the idea of acting upon his desires to be with another man. When Andrew, the man in question arrives and an unexpected connection forms, Steven must come to the bittersweet realization that to be happy you cannot pretend forever.

☆ There's a first time for everything, good and bad. Will the first experience for the pure innocent boy be as good as he imagined?
☆ The Cambodian-New Zealand director utilizes the most intimate experiences to explore familial differences across cultures.

Details

Country
New Zealand
Language
English
Director
Jesse Ung
Cast
Kelvin TaDavid L. Shi
Awards & Selections
2022 KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival, 2022 Hong Kong Lesbian & Gay Film Festival, 2022 Korea Queer Film Festival, 2022 Frameline Film Festival, 2022 Out On Film Atlanta's LGBTQ Film Festival

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