Butterfly Kisses

Release date: 12-05-2017
Director: Rafał Kapeliński
directed by Rafał Kapeliński written by Greer Ellison director of photography Nick Cooke production design by Fleur Whitlock music by Nathan W. Klein producers Merlin Merton, Jacek Szumlas produced by Blue Shadows Film, Butterfly XX Film, Solopan distribution in Poland Solopan
 
cast Charlotte Beaumont (Amy), Rosie Day (Zara), Theo Stevenson (Jake), Elliot Cowan (Billy), Małgorzata Ścisłowicz (Caroline)

black & white, 89′
Great Britain, Poland 2017

 

At the housing estate they call home, Jake, Kyle and Jarred hang around playing billiards, partying, smoking pot, watching porn, and talking about sex. They welcome anything that breaks the routine, even if it’s a fight at the snooker hall – or a new neighbour such as the pretty Zara, a teenage girl who just moved into the estate with her younger sister. Standing at the window on the top floor, Jake can survey the whole housing block. Something about this place captivates him; the solitude, the isolation, the anonymity. In high contrast black and white, set to haunting organ music, the film portrays the life of a teenager whose increasing isolation takes on a sinister form under the burden of a secret he cannot tell anyone.