- Queer Screen Film Feast, Adelaide 2017
- Past Festivals
- My Queer Career Archive
Phil and his twin sister Dianne have had an unconventional childhood, living in an overgrown mansion, raised by their fascinating and polarising mother, Glass, in suburban Germany. Both twins are been plagued by a desire to learn the identity of their American father – something Glass keeps close to her heart.
Phil soon embarks on his first foray into love with the perfect, sculpted adonis, Nicholas, who transfers to his school. The relationship seems to set Phil free - but they aren't out, and Phil has to bounce between two worlds. Along with his wild best friend Katja, the three of them embody and evoke youth at its finest, most perfect moments.
There's an aching beauty to this unconventional teen romance, which is interrupted by some remarkable events. The lovely cinematography transports you to Germany, and the script propels you back into the uncertainty of high school – overall it is an experience to be treasured.
Phil needs to figure out what he wants, what matters to him and most importantly, what the centre of his world really is. His journey to find this answer is meaningful, heartrending, and beautiful to behold.
"So many films have already told about the joyous and painful process of growing up. But rarely has it ever been so multifaceted and unobtrusive, so touching and hypnotic as Center of My World." – Deutschlandfunk
"Refreshingly candid and admirably complex...the central performance is riveting." – Hollywood Reporter