Netherlands | 2014 | 78 minutes | Mischa Kamp
15-year-old Sieger, who has recently lost his mother, contends with the heat and hormones of one long, sweltering summer when he discovers he has feelings for Marc, his new track-and-field teammate.
June 2, 2014
SIFF Cinema Egyptian
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June 3, 2014
SIFF Cinema Egyptian
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First-time summer love is something most people never forget. Teenager Sieger (Gijs Blom), however, is doing his best to not even acknowledge his first crush. During his summer school break, the 15-year-old is training to make the team for the National Relay Championships with his best friend, Stef (Stijn Taverne). During his running workouts, Sieger meets another runner named Marc (Ko Zandvliet), a more free-spirited and outgoing person, and the two strike up a friendship. Before long, Sieger realizes his feelings for Marc are deeper than he imagined. Things get even more complicated when Marc reveals that he shares the same longing for Sieger. Terrified of being found out by his father and his rebellious, intimidating older brother Eddy (Jonas Smulders), Sieger begins to make moves on one of the girls in his school while also attempting to curry favor by showing Eddy the location of a hidden motocross track, an activity their father has forbidden. But with each of Sieger’s attempt to mask his true feelings, his intense attraction to Marc only grows stronger. Director Mischa Kamp, known for her Dutch television work and award-winning family movies (Where is Winky's Horse?), creates an authentic and tender love story about two young people trying to cope with emotions they don’t quite understand but can no longer deny.
A Dutch film director, Mischa Kamp worked on several television series, shorts, documentaries, and children's films before her latest effort in Boys. Kamp had previously won the audience award at the Netherland's Film Festival for her children's film Where is Winky's Horse? (2007).
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|Principal Cast:||Gijs Blom, Ko Zandvliet, Jonas Smulders, Ton Kas, Stijn Taverne|
|Running Time:||78 minutes|
|Producer:||Iris Otten, Sander van Meurs, Pieter Kujipers|
|Screenplay:||Chris Westendorp, Jaap-Peter Enderlé|
|Cinematographers:||Melle van Essen|
|Website:||Official Film Website|
|Filmography:||Tony 10 (2012); Where is Winky’s Horse? (2007); Winky’s Horse (2005)|
|US Distributor:||The Film Collaborative|