By Ryan Keating-Lambert

Recent gay conversion therapy drama Boy Erased will headline the Queer Now section of Prague International Film Festival Febiofest at the end of March.

From talented Australian actor/director Joel Edgerton, Boy Erased focuses on young gay man Jared, played by Lucas Hedges (Manchester by the Sea), who is sent to controversial gay conversion therapy camp by his deeply religious parents, played by Oscar winners Nicole Kidman and Russell Crowe.

Boy Erased is one of many new LGBTQ films that will have their Czech premiere in the popular Queer Now section, which will also include the award-winning Can You Ever Forgive Me? starring Melissa McCarthy and Richard E. Grant, John Butler’s weatherman dramedy Papi Chulo, and Wild Nights with Emily – a Victorian rom-com about poet Emily Dickinson and her infatuation with her sister-in-law starring Molly Shanoon and Amy Seimetz.

Related: If Beale Street Could Talk, Vox Lux and more American Indie at Febiofest

Febiofest will take place from March 21-29 mainly in CineStar Anděl, as well as in CineStar Černý Most, National Film Archive’s Ponrepo and the Municipal Library of Prague.

For full programme and ticket details visit the official website.

Photo: Febiofest

 

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