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I Feel Like Disco

I Feel Like Disco
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  • This film played during the 2014 Florida Film Festival
  • Directed by: Axel Ranish
  • GERMANY, 2013, 95 minutes
  • In German with English subtitles
  • North American Premiere

I FEEL LIKE DISCO tells the bittersweet story of a family learning to accept each other. Slightly overweight, teenaged Florian (newcomer Frithjof Gawenda) has trouble fitting in with people his own age and shows little interest in sports or girls. When he’s alone, he likes to dance to his favorite German disco star. His father Hanno (Heiko Pinkowski) trains divers at the local pool and knows that his relationship with Florian is stressed nearly to the breaking point. Florian’s mother Monika (a dazzling Christina Grosse) was always there to mind the gulf between them, but when she suffers a stroke and slips into a coma, father and son are forced to deal with each other and cope with this new reality. Axel Ranish's gay coming-of-age tale is told with equal parts humor, absurdity, honesty, and pain, with a sensitive touch that never loses sight of the film’s refreshingly awkward sweetness.

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