:Beach Boy

Screening Schedule

21.08, 20:00, KINO BAHÇE

Beach Boy

UK, 2013, Colour, 27 min

Like the majority of young Kenyans, Juma dreams of a better life abroad. His girlfriend has left to work in Qatar, allowing the young man to fully thrust himself into his work as a “companion” to elderly European women who spend their vacations at local resort hotels. Danish filmmaker Emil Langballe records in detail what appears to be a budding love affair between Juma and 50-year-old British woman named Lynn. The documentary turns out to be a real-life version of Ulrich Seidl’s feature Paradise: Love, investigating local female sex tourism based on a false sense of romance.

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Emil Langballe (b. 1982 in Odense) is an independent Danish filmmaker based in Copenhagen, and a recent graduate of the British National Film and Television School. 'Beach Boy' which is his graduation film from the NFTS, recently won the prize for Best Short Documentary at the 48th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.
Best Short Documentary, Karlovy Vary IFF 2013. CPH:DOX 2013. DocsDF Mexico City 2013. London Open City Docs Fest 2013. Sleepwalkers ShFF2013. Zagrebdox 2014.

National Film and Television School

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Screening Schedule

21.08, 20:00, KINO BAHÇE


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Emil Langballe


Emil Langballe


Emil Langballe


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