In Spanish with English Subtitles | Directed by Mikel Rueda | Spain | 2014 | 88 min
Hidden AwayMidwest Premiere
Saturday, June 27 | 3:00pm
Tivoli Cinemas in Westport
In the bathroom of a crowded nightclub, Ibrahim, a 14-year old Moroccan boy, crosses paths with Spanish teen Rafa. Although they exchange only a fleeting glance, the encounter has a profound effect on the pair.
As his friends try and set him up with a local girl, Rafa's thoughts remain with Ibrahim. Meanwhile, Ibrahim finds himself isolated in the big city, treated like an outsider, with the threat of deportation hanging over his head.
When the two boys meet again, they form a close bond and decide to work together to find a way for Ibrahim to escape his fate and live the life he wants.
A heartwarming and rewarding new gay romance.
Writer-director Mikel Rueda has crafted an arresting and incredibly moving debut, set against a backdrop of societal pressures and racial tensions.
The two young male leads give utterly charming performances, expertly capturing the fears and excitement of first love.