Where one must choose between love and duty, identity and faith, You Can Live Forever asks the question: what do we sacrifice for paradise?
In the early ‘90s, queer teenager Jaime is reluctantly sent to live with her Jehovah’s Witness aunt and uncle after her father’s death. When she encounters Marike, a devout follower of the faith, the two girls form an instant connection. Despite their different beliefs, the bond between Jaime and Marike is enduring and undeniable, forcing them both to confront their own ideas about community, belief, and love.
“A sweet debut and a welcome addition to the lesbian canon, neither fetishizing nor lamenting the romance between Jamie and Marike, but rather indulging them in their exploration and study of both each other and their relationship to those around them.”
— The Wrap