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  • Thu Jun 27 : 

    Sneak Preview + Q&A with dir. Mikko Makela and star Ruaridh Mollica at 6:30 p.m.

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Thursday, June 27 at 6:30 p.m.: Sneak Preview + Q&A with director Mikko Makela and star Ruaridh Mollica

In this queer drama, we follow Max, a 25-year-old freelance writer and aspiring novelist who seems well on his way to success in London’s cultural spheres. Yet by night, he finds a different kind of exhilaration as a sex worker with the pseudonym Sebastian, meeting men via an escorting platform. Max uses his experiences as Sebastian to fuel his stories and the worthy debut novel that he has been longing to write, finally seems within reach. As Max increasingly struggles to remain in control of a delicately balanced double-life, he must reckon with whether Sebastian is merely a writer’s tool in their quest for the ultimate sense of first-hand authenticity –or whether something more is at stake.

Official Selection: Sundance

  • Country UK, Finland, Belgium
  • Language English and French with English Subtitles
  • Running Time 112 minutes
  • Format DCP
  • Distributor Kino Lorber
  • Director Mikko Makela
  • Cast Ruaridh Mollica, Hiftu Quasem, Jonathan Hyde, Ingvar Sigurdsson, Dylan Brady
  • Accessibility Assistive Listening, T-Coil

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