Catch stunning queer festival favourite ‘Taekwondo’ at this week’s BFI Flare

Fernando is on holiday with his closest friends in a beautiful country house in a chic suburb of Buenos Aires.

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Without the presence of their girlfriends the boys are eager to talk about their deepest feelings, their sexual desire for the girls, their fear of the future and their conflicts.

Disconnected from the outside world, they do little more than bask in the hot sun, play in the swimming pool, smoke pot and drink. As in all men only situations, they feel free to walk around naked or half- naked, being in such intimate proximity to each other. In that context, Fernando decides to invite a newcomer, German, a close friend from his Taekwondo class.

German is quickly by the group, but also has a preference that Fernando ignores- he is attracted to men. Little by little the two friends get closer and more intimate, verging quickly on romance. Bringing a kind of potent sexuality in this totally bro environment, they need to decide whether to be explicit about it or not.

Brimming with overwhelming sexuality throughout its entire running time, Taekwondo is steaming with eroticism and lust.

Screenings at BFI Flare in London.

Saturday 18 March: 3.15pm
Monday 20 March: 4.00pm

Taekwondo // details

Actors: Gabriel Epstein, Lucas Papa, Nicolás Barsoff
Directors: Marco Berger, Martin Farina
Language: Spanish
Subtitles: English
Classification: 18
Studio: TLA Releasing
DVD Release Date: 27 Mar. 2017
Run Time: 105 minutes

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Taekwondo // trailer