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North Sea Texas

Released: 06/04/2012 Released in key cities

Bavo Defurne's short films are often likened to the highly stylized work of Pierre et Gilles, so its certain that his debut feature is going to look fantastic. Sticking to familiar themes of gay romance and loss, North Sea Texas follows young Pim, whose fantasies about the boy next door are interrupted by a handsome new arrival. For more information visit: http://peccapics.com/View/id,268 Buy: http://www.odeon.co.uk/fanatic/film_info/m100360/North_Sea_Texas_Q_A/ Watch:

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Empire“Tender and touching...” Tender and touching, this gay coming-of-ages story is underpinned by a terrific, subtle turn from newcomer Florizoone...
 
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Little White Lies“Visually, this is a stunning work...” Defurne cast two superb and brave leads. If, like Pim’s mother, we’re willing to have an open mind towards these two boys, what emerges from their deeply personal story is universal to the core...
 
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Total Film “Affecting performances from a fledgling cast...” Drawing affecting performances from a fledgling cast, Defurne’s film is a poignant snapshot of square-peg adolescent desire, vibrantly set against a colourful backdrop...
 
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Time Out“Family life and adult power are central here...” Inevitably lacks the intoxicatingly hermetic feel of Defurne’s shorts; unlike in those, family life and adult power are central here, allowing for bittersweet engagement with emotions over time and the compromises of living in reality...
 
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Guardian“Looks beautiful, is acted brilliantly...” Defurne makes a point of shunning social realism and presents lonely, horny Pim's story through a fog of polished-to-a-glow stylishness. North Sea Texas looks beautiful, is acted brilliantly, but it's hard to get a hold on when Pim's drifting...
 
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The Observer“An understated film, strong on mood...” Well known especially on the gay and lesbian festival circuit for his short movies, Bavo Defurne covers familiar ground affectingly with this story of a few years in the life of the shy, good-looking Pim...
 
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