NORTH SEA TEXAS
Pim, an introverted child, occupies his time drawing and fantasizing while keeping his emerging desires a secret. As a teenager, he grows infatuated with Gino, the handsome boy next door. When a hunky young man from the local fair starts dating Pim’s mother, Pim seizes the opportunity to leave home and move in with Gino’s family. His plan backfires as Gino departs, romancing and living with a girl from across the border. It seems like Pim’s dreams will never come true, but then one rainy day Gino returns home…
“It’s a story that’s been told countless times, but first-time director Bavo Defurne has such an assured hand and visual flair…that everything seems fresh and new.” – San Francisco Chronicle
“North Sea Texas” explores emergent sexuality and first love with a refreshing optimism.
– Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times
A soulful, slightly hyper-real comedy…
– Chris Packham, Village Voice
A simmering drama powered by fully drawn characters and fine performances.
– Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times
André Sollie (novel)
Country of Origin: Belgium
Sound Format: Dolby Digital SRD
Running Time: 99 minutes
Rating: Not Rated
In Dutch with English Subtitles