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m-appeal_JUST FRIENDS
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m-appeal_JUST FRIENDS
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JUST FRIENDS

(Gewoon Vrienden)

by Ellen Smit

​The Netherlands 2018, 78 min.

When two different worlds collide, a defiant love erupts

On the 10th anniversary of his dad’s death, Joris still tries to come to terms with his father’s absence when he meets the free-spirited Yad, who returns back home to his family after living on his own. Although very different, there is an instant spark between the two and they want to be more than “just friends”, but both have issues with their mothers that threaten to jeopardize their relationship. ​

Cast & Crew

With: Majd Mardo, Josha Stradowski, Jenny Arean, Tanja Jess, Nazmiye Oral

Production: CTM Films

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Festivals

Roze Filmdagen LGBTQ FF 2018
Frameline 2018
MIX Milano 2018
Taiwan International Queer FF 2018
Hong Kong Lesbian & Gay FF 2018
Perth International Queer FF 2018
Humen FF 2018
Queer Screen FF 2018
Reeling: Chicago LGBTQ IFF 2018
Milano Film Week 2018
Long Beach Q FF 2018
ZeFestival 2018
Iris Prize FF 2018
Cape Town International Film Market & Festival 2018
Vinokino LGBT FF 2018
MIX Odense 2018
MIX Copenhagen 2018
TWIST: Seattle Queer FF 2018
Reel Affirmations FF 2018
Queerstreifen Münster 2018
Holebi FF 2018
Melbourne Queer FF 2019
LGBT Film Festival in Poland 2019
Outview - Athens Gay and Lesbian FF 2019
Kristiansand International Children's FF 2019
Pink Apple FF 2019
Shanghai Pride FF 2019
KASHISH Mumbai International Queer FF 2019
MIX Copenhagen (Open Air event) 2019
100% Human Film Festival 2019

with the support of the Creative Europe Programme – MEDIA

Awards

Audience Award - MIX Milano 2018
Peoples Choice Award - Perth International Queer FF 2018
Audience Award (Best Feature) - Way Out West FF 2018
Audience Award for Best Narrative; Best performance in a leading role (Josha Stradowksi) - Out at the Movies Int'l LGBT Film Festival 2018
Outstanding Supporting Performance (Jenny Arean) - ReelOut Queer FF 2018

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