Beyond the Walls (2013)





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A young pianist is rejected by his girlfriend after falling for a handsome bass player, but suffers intense heartache when his new romance turns unexpectedly turbulent. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
Art House & International , Drama
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Critic Reviews for Beyond the Walls

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (2)

The arthouse normalization of the gay romance continues apace in [this] carefully crafted, gently moving debut feature.

Full Review… | July 4, 2012
Top Critic

Solid in construction and persuasively acted, the drama is strongest in the establishing sections of intoxicating passion.

Full Review… | May 24, 2012
Hollywood Reporter
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Sensitive drama about a doomed gay romance.

Full Review… | January 7, 2016

A bittersweet gay romance a la "Keep the Lights On" and "Weekend," and nearly as good as its predecessors. Well-written and confidently directed by David Lambert, making his feature film debut.

Full Review… | August 30, 2013
Movie Dearest

This is a slow burning film that takes a while to get going but ultimately packs a bigger punch than you'd expect.

Full Review… | August 28, 2013
Eye for Film

Audience Reviews for Beyond the Walls


Surprisingly feeling good in general. Although I am not really feeling all right with the storyline after the twist & turn, the ending successfully bounces- as long as you can go with the flow for the a bit melodramatic setting.


Another great film from the excellent catalogue of Peccadillo Pictures. It's a story with a similar vein to 2011's Weekend. Writer/director David Lambert is a touch less positive in his mood! Barman, Ilir, supplies Paolo with a bed for the night after he gets wasted in his bar. The two strike up a rapid and intense relationship which becomes heart-breaking when Ilir is arrested for drug possession and ends up in jail. It is a film wrought with emotion and you allegiance to one side of the relationship does waver throughout. The two male leads (Guillaume Gouix & Matila Malliarakis;recently seen in The Returned) are excellent and it is a fine study of the emotions of an intense impossible relationship. Certainly up there with the films of the year thus far. Highly recommend.

Graham Beilby
Graham Beilby

A profoundly moving and heartbreaking gay romance about an overwhelming passion that gradually grows and breaks apart - and the two very talented leads give life to such complex characters who we can strongly identify with in their feelings for each other.

Carlos Magalhães
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