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REELING 36

Something About Alex

Directed by Reinout Hellenthal

Shorts / The Netherlands / 2017 / 19 mins / Dutch

Plays In:
The Bloom of Youth | SHORTS!

Chicago Filmmakers
Sunday, September 30 1:00 PM Buy Tickets

Description

A 14-year-old boy, Alex, develops a close friendship with his older sister’s boyfriend, and must confront the depth of his feelings when the couple announces that they will be moving away.


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  1. The Bloom of Youth | SHORTS!

    Folks of all ages can relate to this program of shorts that speaks to the confusion we often face as we first explore who we really are, and how we are shaped by the experiences we have as adolescents. In DEVIANT, a sexually conflicted teenager finds faith and acceptance after escaping the tortures of electrotherapeutic conversion therapy in the 1960s. In VILLDYR (WILD BEASTS), a young Norwegian boy’s impulses are affected by his attraction to his best friend. SHALA is the story of a young boy living in an orphanage who has a hard time being adopted because of prejudice. A 15-year-old boy notices that he feels different than other boys his age in SIRENE; and in SOMETHING ABOUT ALEX, a 14-year-old boy navigates a close friendship with his older sister's boyfriend, and must confront the depth of his feelings when the couple announces that they will be moving away.

    In This Program: Deviant, Shala, Sirene, Something About Alex, Wild Beasts


Dates & Times

Plays In:
The Bloom of Youth | SHORTS!

Chicago Filmmakers
Sunday, September 30 1:00 PM Buy Tickets