Dutch filmmaker Mischa Kamp’s film festival winner, Boys, will see its domestic DVD debut courtesy of Wolfe on Feb. 3.
Sieger (Gijs Blom — Sonny Boy, YOLO: You Only Live Once, etc.) is 15 and in love. He’s training hard for a forthcoming track competition and has little time for local beauty, Jessica (Lotte Razoux Schultz), but that might simply be an excuse.
It seems that fellow runner and relay teammate, Marc (Ko Zandvliet), has stirred feelings within him that he hasn’t quite come to terms with. He’s more outgoing and may or may not feel exactly the same way that the more sensitive Sieger does … and therein lies the rub. They train, there is the tranquil beauty of the Dutch countryside and these coming-of-age feelings are hard to contain.
Kamp’s Boys is a lyrical work that doesn’t push, but takes its time — coupled with outstanding visuals — in exploring the mixed-feelings of two young men on the verge of discovering who they are. Presented in Dutch with English subtitles.