Author: Leonardo Goi

Hunched Bodies, Fragile Selves – Eliza Hittman’s Beach Rats

“I don’t really know what I like,” Frankie tells the gay men he spends his summer nights video chatting with. A Brooklyn boy in his teens, he lives a double life: acting tough with his bros by day, watching older men undress and masturbate on video by night. Four years after her immersive directorial feature debut, It Felt Like Love, writer-director Eliza Hittman returns with a haunting coming of age story, in which a teenager comes to terms with his sexuality. Premiered at Sundance, where Hittman received the Directing Award, Beach Rats was screened in Locarno as part of...

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