Set in one memorable day during an unexpected brief romance in Berlin, Boy Meets Boy is a love letter to everything that can happen between two strangers. For Johannes, white and German, and Harry, Black and British, a shared kiss in a nightclub leads to a day spent ambling through the urban landscape. Their immediate intimacy and undeniable chemistry unfold against the ticking clock: Harry is leaving Berlin in a few hours. First-time director Daniel Sánchez López shoots his handsome leads with documentary precision, detailing the gestures, glances, and verbal jousting that add up to love at first sight.
Like WEEKEND and BEFORE SUNRISE, BOY MEETS BOY captures the timeless feeling of the heart opening up to someone new. Harry and Johannes are old enough to be stuck in unshakable habits, but young enough to grapple in earnest with big-picture questions of love, religion, monogamy, and their life’s purpose. BOY MEETS BOY lures you in with emotional honesty and leaves you hoping this love will last forever. — K.M. Soehnlein