New York Premiere
Dir. Monja Art, Austria, 2017, 104 mins
Reminiscent of subtle tales of sapphic desire like SHOW ME LOVE and MY SUMMER OF LOVE, Monja Art’s feature is an adroit portrait of young love and its complex yet inexpert motions. As summer looms in bucolic Austria, 17-year-old Paula studies and silently pines for her boarding school classmate and close friend Charlotte, who is biding time with an unremarkable boyfriend and exercising restraint in her shared feelings for Paula. Rather than dwelling, Paula attempts to date Tim, an eccentric but earnest classmate, in turn striking an imperfect balance between erotic connection and attraction that ultimately proves satisfying. With SEVENTEEN, the lesbian coming-of-age story receives the attention and layers that are usually reserved for adult narratives.
Writer: Monja Art
Cast: Elisabeth Wabitsch, Magdalena Wabitsch
Dir. Anoop Lokkur, Australia, 2019, 0:07:16
A young Indian woman living in Australia gets a call from her Mum back home