The trailer arrives in the present day for Mutt, the function debut of writer-director Vuk Lungulov-Klotz. The movie premiered at Sundance in January (the place star Lío Mehiel acquired the U.S. Dramatic Particular Jury Award for Appearing, turning into the primary trans actor to take action), earlier than subsequently screening at Berlinale (successful the Era 14plus—Finest Movie award) and shutting out this 12 months’s New Administrators/New Movies. The trans coming-of-age movie will open at New York Metropolis’s Film Forum later this summer season.
Right here’s the official synopsis:
Feña (Mehiel), a younger trans man bustling by way of life in New York Metropolis, is with an incessantly difficult day that resurrects ghosts from his previous. Laundromats, subway turnstiles, and airport transfers are the hectic background to this emotional drama that overlaps previous, current, and future. Settling the disharmony of transitional upheaval in relationships familial, romantic, and platonic is Feña’s job at hand, and his ensuing juggling act is equal elements skillful, fumbling, and trustworthy. In negotiating his obliqueness, the poignant moments he finds between himself and others – as the space between them closes – are heat, true, and touching.
Mutt will open through Strand Releasing on August 18. Learn our interviews out of Sundance with the movie’s DP Matthew Pothier and editor Adam Dicterow, in addition to Lungulov-Klotz’s answer to our annual Sundance Query for administrators.