DIRECTED BY MARK SLUTSKY AND SARAH WATTS
YOU CAN LIVE FOREVER (tbc)
(Canada/ 2022/ 96 mins)
In Cinemas and Digital 16th June
Available On-Demand on PeccadilloPOD, Amazon Prime, Apple TV, Google Play, as well as Curzon Home Cinema and BFI Player.
STARRING ARWEN O’DRISCOLL, JUNE LAPORTE, LIANE BALABAN
In this sensitive and affecting coming-of-age drama, lesbian teenager Jaime is sent to live with her devout Jehovah’s Witness relatives after the death of her father. There, she makes an instant and unexpected connection with Marike, the daughter of a prominent Witness Elder, and the two begin a secret, unspoken romance. But when their attraction becomes too obvious to hide, the pair must face up to their desires and choose whether to stay wedded to their faith or break free from those around them.
You can watch the UK trailer below:
“I grew up gay in a Jehovah’s Witness community in a small northern town. As a teenager, I was eager to see a story with a character who even remotely resembled me on the movie screen. But I was always disappointed. When there were lesbian characters they were inevitably used as plot points and usually died tragic deaths. I was so desperate for representation that I spent all the money I’d been saving for a trip to Europe to fly to Vancouver so I could see Bound on the big screen. When I met Mark and explained my upbringing to him, he immediately understood my point of view. For years, we worked together to create a film that could honor my own background and the experiences of other young people in a similar predicament. YOU CAN LIVE FOREVER is the movie I always wanted to see as a teenager.” – Sarah Watts, co-director
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