Boys Village

Writer/Director: Till Kleinert
Producers: Grant Vidgen and Anna de Paoli
Director of Photography: Martin Hanslmayr
Cast: Ben Thorne, Andrew McQueen, Hannah-Rose Jones.
UK / Germany, 22 min, 2011

The Boys' Village was once a holiday home for coalminers' sons, boasting a pool, sports yards and even a chapel. Fifteen years since its closure, little remains of its former glory as vandalism by local youths has reduced the village to almost rubble. With shattered glass and debris lining the rooms and hallways, it can be a parent’s worst nightmare or heaven on earth for a certain kind of child. It more or less is for Kevin. He has been eleven years old for quite some time now. Has it been years or decades?

Festival Screenings: 

Iris Prize Festival, Cardiff
Hamburg Queer Film Festival
Reeling, the Chicago Lesbian and Gay International Film Festival
Beijing Film Academy International Film Festival (Winner Audience Award)
Melbourne Queer Film Festival


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