Futuro Beach


Futuro Beach

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Directed by Karim Aïnouz. Part gay romance, part inquisitive self-journey, FUTURO BEACH is a stunning examination of lives lost and found. Donato (Wagner Moura) works as a lifeguard at the spectacular but treacherous Praia do Futuro beach in Brazil; Konrad (Clemens Schick) is an ex-military thrill-seeker from Germany vacationing with a friend. After Donato saves Konrad from drowning, but fails to save his other friend, initial sexual sparks give way to a deeper, emotional connection. Donato decides to leave everything behind, including his ailing mother and younger brother, Ayrton, to travel back to Berlin with Konrad. There, he finds both confusion and liberation, and his journey for love soon turns into a deeper search for his own identity. Eight years later, an unexpected visit from Ayrton, brings all three men back together as they struggle to reconcile the pain of loss and longing, instinctively drawn to each other in search of hope and a brighter future. Official Selection: Berlin Film Festival, Outfest, Newfest. (C) Strand Releasing

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Critic Reviews for Futuro Beach

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An immensely likable movie, impeccably acted and wise about the nature of exile.

May 7, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Exquisitely lovely, confoundingly dreary.

May 5, 2015 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

If director-co-writer Karim Aïnouz has set out to depict soulless gay lives, he has more than succeeded.

Apr 16, 2015 | Full Review…

Aïnouz ends his film with a poetic flair that feels right. You have to just let it wash over you, like the waters of a familiar beach.

Mar 12, 2015 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Its considerable satisfactions ... come mainly from the way the story is told, which spells nothing out, and in fact is so reticent that the viewer is constantly drawn into the creation of meaning.

Feb 27, 2015 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

Balancing its abstract storytelling with commanding visuals (by the gifted cinematographer Ali Olcay Gözkaya), "Futuro Beach" explores liberation and reinvention, the tug of familiarity versus the allure of the foreign.

Feb 26, 2015 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Futuro Beach

A hypnotizing visual experience with an indelible score but whose abstract way to approach its story makes it difficult for us to connect to the characters in an emotional level, being a romance that lacks passion and subtlety to deal with its themes even though they are there.

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