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Socrates (15)

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This elegant coming-of-age tale is the debut feature film from Brazilian-American director Alexandre Moratto

Socrates, a handsome 15-year-old boy, is not just another underage kid living on the margins of society while working the construction sites of São palo, he has a purpose.

Because of the sudden death of his mother Socrates has had to fend for himself, trying desperately to earn the rent to keep his run-down apartment and remain out of the clutches of social services and his estranged father.

This is a beautiful-looking and personal LGBT+ film. Even though it was made on an impossibly tight budget its beating heart never fails.

2019 Brazil/US Dir Alexandre Moratto 71 min

Portuguese with English subtitles

This rental is only available within the UK

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