3.5

IFF: One Kiss

Drama


 

Set in Italy three teenage outsiders become firm friends, the storyline is inspired by a tragic crime in the USA in 2008.

Common issues faced by teenagers are central here - homophobia, peer violence, sexual identity, and growing pains. The three friends are a pleasure to get to know as the movie plays out. They are bold and daring, defying the pain of being marginalised by their classmates until and a tragic twist tears down their idealistic friendship. It would be good to think that the ending would play out differently today, sadly that may be fanciful thinking. First and last kiss.

Anne Murphy

Italian Film Festival 2016
Palace Films 107 mins