Sexual tension spills off the screen in this sweaty, titillating bromance from award-winning director Marco Berger. 'Hawaii' follows Martin and Eugenio (Manuel Vignau and Mateo Chiarino), two former childhood friends who reunite during a hot summer in the Argentinean countryside. As they work together to restore Eugenio's summer home, a game of power and desire ensues - forcing the two buddies to grapple with their sexual attraction and reconsider their relationship. With gorgeous cinematography, a lush setting and compelling lead performances, 'Hawaii' is an intimate character study that pushes past social boundaries.
Sensitive, feelgood gay movie
- Hawaii review by js
Don't expect gunfights, car crashes or any other superficial nonsense that passes for drama in so many films. Instead, follow the story of two young men - one a drifter, the other an uptight writer - who resume a childhood friendship, but with new, adult feelings. Tender, well-paced and ultimately life and love-affirming. For Spanish-speakers there's the bonus of a lovely Argentinian accent!