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MY REVIEW
Reviewed by blacksnakemoan FR / Joined blacksnakemoan -0001
"Spend time in the company of a beautiful soul"
Ekaj
Ekaj
Ekaj
USA, 2015, 80 minutes Drama, LGBT, Coming of Age, US Indie
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03.03.17
I was reminded of two films while watching Cati Gonzalez's intimate portrait of a New York drifter. One is 'Kids' by Larry Clark, and the other, 'Sugar' by John Palmer and scripted by Bruce LaBruce. We follow the beautiful young Ekaj in a way that does not judge him at all, this is his path in life, and we are beside him at this malleable stage of youth. A major theme in his journey is the questioning of his gender identity and sexuality, his position in society, and what he wants to be. We don't know which paths he will take, whether they will be damaging or fulfilling, and neither does he. His sexuality and gender-in-flux is an omnipresent cloak that shields him from the buzz of the city that surrounds him. I had a wonderful time in his company.
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