Theo Taplitz and Michael Barbieri are future stars. The titular protagonists of Ira Sachs’ Little Men give extraordinarily mature performances that belie their tender age. They feature in a perceptive, affecting family drama that channels the director’s characteristically graceful, understated and emotionally enrapturing style through a subtly crafted story of class and gentrification in contemporary Brooklyn. As in Love Is Strange – in which a gay couple were forced to vacate their residence – the threat of an eviction is paramount here.
Little Men is a real cracker – catch it at the East End Film Festival and then keep your fingers crossed a for a release soon. Read my full review here!