Lonesome

Directed by Craig Boreham2022Australia95 mins

Fleeing a mysterious drama in his hometown, a country boy nearly loses himself in the easy sex and pervasive loneliness of the big city, in this erotic and dark-hued drama from Craig Boreham (Teenage Kicks). Rancher Casey (soulful-eyed newcomer Josh Lavery) arrives in Sydney with a cowboy hat, a couple changes of clothes, and a facility with hookup apps, bringing him into quick connection with Tib (Daniel Gabriel), a flirtatious city boy who invites him into his bed and along on his odd jobs. But even as they entwine their lives and limbs, Tib remains defiantly polyamorous, while Casey is haunted by demons as he struggles to make his way in an alienating and pricey city.

Lonesome, as its name implies, has a melancholy air (despite being drenched in sex), and the film—executive-produced by former Frameline Program Director Paul Struthers—has an evocative, elliptical energy as Casey navigates escorting adventures and sketchy hookups. The two leads‘ romantic rapport—which ranges from hot three-ways to naked culinary adventures—has a refreshing and realistic vibe that infuses the eros with undeniable pathos.

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Additional support provided by Australian Consulate-General San Francisco

Expected Guests

Craig Boreham
Director
Josh Lavery
Actor
Daniel Gabriel
Actor
Dean Francis
Producer

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Director
Craig Boreham
Year
2022
Country
Australia
Running Time
95 mins
Language
English
Section
Narrative Features, Only in Theatres
Program Note Writer
Rod Armstrong
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