Tuesday, April 5, marks the opening day of Sprockets Toronto International Film Festival for Children and Youth.
Jitters, one of the films showing, is an Icelandic coming-out and coming-of-age story. It’s quite compelling, it's beautifully shot and written, and it's a very sophisticated, adult and modern portrayal of human sexuality.
From the Sprockets page at the TIFF website:
A refreshingly realistic take on teenage life, Jitters follows Icelandic teenager Gabriel on a trip to England, where he has a life-changing encounter with the rebellious and freethinking Marcus. As Gabriel reconnects with his tight-knit circle of friends back home, his confusion about his sexual identity is brought to the fore when tragedy befalls the group, forcing them to re-evaluate their fragile relationships to each other and to their families.
Director Baldvin Zophoniasson, actors Atli Oskar Fjalarson and Birna Run Eiriksdotitr and other members of the Jitters film crew will be in attendance April 7th, 8th and 9th!
Sprockets runs April 5 to 17 at the gorgeous Bell Lightbox, 350 King St W in Toronto. Jitters runs four times, starting on Thursday, April 7. Check dates and times here.