Reeling: The Chicago LGBT International Film Festival presents Saint-Narcisse.
Directed by Bruce LaBruce
Cast: Alexandra Petrachuk, Félix-Antoine Duval, Tania Kontoyanni, Thomas Niles
DRAMA, GAY, ROMANCE
The latest from outrageous queer filmmaker Bruce LaBruce, Canada’s reigning “King of Kink,” follows Dominic, a young man with a fetish… for himself. Nothing turns him on more than his reflection, with much of his time spent taking Polaroid selfies. When his loving grandmother dies, he discovers a deep family secret: his lesbian mother didn’t die in childbirth and Dominic has a twin brother, Daniel, raised in a remote monastery by a depraved priest, held captive against his will. The power of destiny (and mutual attraction) brings together the two beautiful, identical brothers, who, after being reunited with their mother Beatrice, are soon embroiled in a blasphemous web of sex, revenge and redemption. Inspired by the ancient Greek myth and set in the sexual liberation of the early 1970s, SAINT-NARCISSE is a love letter to the psychosexual thrillers of that era. Elegant visuals are combined with LaBruce’s notorious punk provocations in “a wild ride that’s enjoyable in all its B-movie glory while also titillating the intellect.” (The Hollywood Reporter)
Available to stream in Illinois only.