Seat in Shadow
Seat in Shadow

Each scene in this provocative film is a piece of art. Albert is an older gay man, an artist whose life has been full and intense. His introduction to a friend's gay grandson, Ben, in order to provide therapy sessions, is at first curious - a collision of two worlds, generations, viewpoints, and cultures. But it evolves, much like the paintings in Albert's studios, to become a layered, rich relationship.

Ben is lost in self-diagnosed depression, cynicism, and an obsession with youth. Abandoned and lonely, he seems inexplicably drawn to Albert's odd, fascinating mysticism and world-weariness. The therapy sessions become ever longer as the two of them learn about themselves through each other.

As Ben begins to understand himself a little better thanks to Albert's hyper self-awareness, he realises there is more to life than his small circle and the youth he adores, and begins to heal his deep sorrow.

With exquisite cinematography, captivating themes, and a fresh insight into Scottish life, Seat in Shadow will show you love, acceptance, and a break from some of the usual prejudices of gay tales of love.

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"Undeniably funny and smart throughout." – Flick Feast

"A dizzying and bold arthouse trip." – Filmwot

Screens with short film: These C*cksucking Tears

Screens with: These C*cksucking Tears
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Classification: Over 15
Runtime: 80 mins
Year: 2016
Director: Henry Coombes
Producer: Deva Smith
Country: UK
Language: English
Cast: David Sillars, Jonathan Leslie, Marcella Mcintosh, Lee Partridge, Robert Williamson
Company Credits: Production Company: La Belle Allée Productions
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