Tale of the Lost Boys

Tale of the Lost Boys

TALE OF THE LOST BOYS is the story of the friendship between two men ㅡ Alex, a Filipino mechanic, and Jerry, a Taiwanese aborigine student. The two meet randomly when Alex flees to Taipei from... More
1h21m Philippines/Taiwan 2017
Original
Subtitles
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Tags
Gay Originals Romance Lust Family Taiwan Philippines Movies

Synopsis

TALE OF THE LOST BOYS is the story of the friendship between two men ㅡ Alex, a Filipino mechanic, and Jerry, a Taiwanese aborigine student. The two meet randomly when Alex flees to Taipei from Manila, after leaving his girlfriend pregnant. A casual conversation develops into a surprising personal connection between them. Both realize that they yearn a more intimate connection with their mothers, since Alex’s abandoned him for a new family while Jerry is afraid that his traditional parents will reject him for being gay. They decide to go on an impromptu road trip to Yilan, Jerry’s hometown, in northeast Taiwan, and meet Jerry’s family: an encounter that will forever redefine their own identities.

Details

Country
PhilippinesTaiwan
Language
EnglishTagalogMandarinAtayal
Director
Joselito Altarejos
Cast
Oliver AquinoSoda Voyu
Awards
Taiwan International Queer Film Festival 2017, Rainbow Reel Tokyo International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival 2017, Hong Kong Lesbian & Gay Film Festival 2017
Review
The film’s attention to detail and unfiltered exploration of identity is what makes it so compelling

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