Selected for Outfest’s Opening Night Gala in 1999, Lukas Moodysson’s expertly observed story of joyous teenage rebellion returns to Los Angeles for its 20th anniversary. Sixteen-year-old Elin chafes against her supportive but coddling family, who are oblivious to her budding attraction to classmate heartthrob Agnes. With lush cinematography and a soundtrack evoking a beloved high school mix CD, this heartfelt queer classic captures the emotional tumult of teenage life, from devastating humiliation to youth at its most liberated.
Preceded by: Blue Diary (Dir. Jenni Olson, 1998, 6 min.)
In Person: Angela Robinson (Outfest’s 2018 Honoree) will introduce one of her favorite films from the Legacy Project collection
FRI | July 20 | DGA 2 | 10:00 PM
Director: Lukas Moodysson
Sweden | 89 minutes | 1998
Swedish with English subtitles