“North Sea, Texas”

 
 

Pim lives in a run-down house in a dead-end street somewhere at the Belgian coast, together with his mother Yvette Bulteel (better known as Yvette Mimosa, local accordion starlet). Life here smells of cold French fries, cheap cigarettes, vermouth and stale beer. Mother Yvette uses her fat Etienne with his lousy grey Fiat as a driver for the nights she has to “perform”.

As a kid Pim dreams of a better life, imagining princesses and beauty queens. But when Pim turns 16 he dreams of Gino, the boy next door, instead. Ever since they were children there has been this tension between them. Now Gino is Pim’s motorcycling hero. Cold mockery, little humiliations and tiny bits of hope make up Pim’s life. No wonder he sometimes flees to his dream world.

Then one day Yvette leaves with young, hunky Zoltan, the boy from the fair. When Yvette leaves her son alone in the empty house, Pim seizes the opportunity and his dreams become half-truths. Pim moves to the neighbours’ house to live with Marcella, his “second mum”. And with Sabrina, Gino’s sister, who circles longingly around Pim. He even sleeps in Gino’s bed! But Gino’s off romancing and living with a girl from across the border. Dreams never come true. Or do they? On a rainy day Gino returns.

Starring Jelle Floorizoone, Eva Van Der Gucht, Mathias Vergels, Nina Marie Kortekaas, Katelijne Damen, Luk Wyns, Thomas Coumans, Ben Van Den Heuvel, Nathan Naenen, Noor Ben Taouet.

 
Out on Film showing North Sea Texas

“North Sea, Texas”

 

Out on Film showing North Sea Texas

A teenage boy's search for love finds him fixated on the boy next door. This beautiful-looking Belgian film about two teenage boys falling in love explores first love and coming of age.


 

GAY ROMANTIC DRAMA

FOREIGN

(BELGIUM)

Out on Film showing North Sea Texas
Out on Film showing North Sea Texas
Out on Film showing North Sea Texas

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Sunday, October 7, 2012   *   3:00 pm  *   91 minutes   *   Director: Bavo Defurne