Sequin in a Blue Room 2019
1h 20min | Drama | 20 August 2020 (Australia)
After a chance encounter at an anonymous sex party, a boy hunts through the world of a hook-up app to track down the mystery man. Favouring the instant gratification of anonymous, no-strings sexual encounters over meaningful relationships, high schooler Sequin is part of the always logged-on, but never-engaged, hook-up generation. He ghosts ex-partners and remains emotionally unavailable. That’s until he finds his way to an anonymous sex party, where a whole new dizzyingly alluring world unfolds before him. In one scene, Sequin connects with a mysterious stranger, but they are separated suddenly. Utterly fixated on this man, Sequin sets off on an exhilarating and perilous mission to track him down. Cowritten by Jory Anast and Samuel Van Grinsven, Sequin in a Blue Room is a highly-accomplished queer coming-of-age tale and a breath of fresh air from the Australian independent film scene.
Australian cinema is unique. It has a rawness and nuance all of its own. It even transcends ‘European’ cinema which has its own feel. It certainly makes American cinematic efforts, apart from many indie films, look like cheap trash. This film is certainly for cinephiles. It will shock the average cinema goer in its brutal sexuality and probably disturb most viewers. If the explicit depiction of homosexual sex is likely to offend, this film is most certainly not for you. It is provokingly honest. If, however, you like a challenge and enjoy thought-provoking cinema this one is a stunner. Simply extraordinary.
Director: Samuel Van Grinsven
Writers: Jory Anast, Samuel Van Grinsven
Stars: Conor Leach, Simon Croker, Jeremy Lindsay Taylor
Release Date: 20 August 2020 (Australia)
Also Known As: Sequin in a Blue Room
Format : Matroska
Format version : Version 4
File size : 4.44 GiB
Duration : 1 h 20 min
Overall bit rate : 7 937 kb/s