BQFF 11 - 21 MARCH 2021


Cicada

 
Queensland Premiere

BRUNCH CLUB SESSION
SATURDAY 13 MARCH, 12:30PM
UNCLASSIFIED 18+

Director Matthew Fifer
Screenwriter Matthew Fifer
Cast Matthew Fifer, Sheldon Brown, Cobie Smulders
Country USA
Language English 
Runtime 93min
Year 2020
Genre Drama / Bi, Gay

BFI Flare, Frameline, OutFest, NewFest
“Cicada is good and tender on feelings, but also on flesh and bodies…[with] unaffected, spontaneous demonstrations of human connection, hostility and erotic desire.” — Guy Lodge, Variety

After a string of unsuccessful and awkward encounters with women, Ben goes “back on the dick.” Confronting trauma and the sometimes tough business of being kind to oneself, Cicada follows Ben, a young bisexual man, as he comes out to the world in the big city and develops an intense relationship with Sam, a closeted man struggling with deep wounds of his own. As the summer progresses and their intimacy grows, Ben’s past crawls to the surface.