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Australian writer-director Gabriel Carrubba delivers an impressive first feature, in this deftly made coming of age drama.

Leo is a 17-year-old growing up in a working-class suburb of Melbourne. He’s into the usual things: playing sports, goofing off with his best mate Boof, and dealing with the affections of his female classmates. However, Leo is also questioning his sexuality, and he’s terrified of what might happen if anyone (especially his parents) discovers his secret. This tender coming-of-age drama is an atmospheric and touching exploration of a time in our lives when everything – anger, love, shame – feels overwhelming.

Content warning: contains depictions of homophobia and homophobic violence.

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"A beautiful portrait of a young man edging past adversity towards hope." – Time Out

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About Sunflower
  • Community

    Gay Men
  • Director

    Gabriel Carrubba
  • Writer

    Gabriel Carrubba
  • Cast

    Liam Mollica Luke J. Morgan Olivia Fildes Daniel Halmarick
  • Producer

    Gabriel Carrubba Zane Borg
  • Company Credits

    Courtesy of: Pancake Originals
  • Program Strand

    Australian Showcase Narrative Feature
  • Blurb Writer

    Cameron Bayley
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