The latest swell in the recent wave of Brazilian gay cinema (Futuro Beach, The Way He Looks), the atmospheric coming-of-age drama Seashore (Beira-mar) debuts today on DVD and digital. This semi-autobiographical tale from Brazilian co-directors Filipe Matzembacher and Marcio Reolon stars Mateus Almada as the bi-curious Martin and Mauricio Barcellos as openly gay Tomaz. The film’s languorous plot unfolds as the two teens embark on a road trip and then grapple with their sexuality against the backdrop of the Brazilian seashore.
Seashore premiered in February at the Berlin Film Festival where Variety compared the film’s lingering and “lustful” cinematic gaze to that of Gus Van Sant and Larry Clark and the filmmakers were heard to explain to the press that the blue hair of the lead character had no relationship to the 2013 French lesbian teen romance, Blue is the Warmest Color (apparently Seashore was shot many months prior).
Check out the trailer above.