The course of teenage love rarely runs smooth, but this is especially true when you’re secretly gay in an Aussie all-male school in the 1970s and entranced by the captain of the football team:)
A pair of star-crossed lovers, Tim and John meet in a high-school production of Romeo and Juliet. The encounter ignites a romance that endures for 15 years to laugh in the face of everything life throws at it – the separations, the discriminations, the temptations, the jealousies and the losses. Based on Timothy Conigrave’s cult-classic and hilarious memoir, and the inspiration for the award winning stage play also by Tommy Murphy, HOLDING THE MAN is the remarkable true-life love story that speaks across generations, sexualities and cultures. Kino EUROPA, 13 April at 9 PM, a screening for which we will have to bring in 100 chairs more because it is followed by a discussion titled All Colours of Love. An expert for love, Bruno Šimleša, writer Barbara Matejčić and activist Romana Taylor will discuss differences among us, individuals that suffer because of that and how we can be a bigger support to each other in life and love.