Sunday, April 1, 2012

Jitters (2010)

An unexpected first kiss causes Gabriel to feel the electrifying "jitters" of love and lust with the free-spirited Marcus; a perfect way to end a Summer studying abroad. Realizing he is gay, Gabriel returns home and is immediately scrutinized by his family and friends who notice he’s different. But as the school year launches with Gabriel distracted with parties and his friends’ own dramas, Marcus returns, reigniting the hot, thrilling emotions of one’s first crush. Jitters fires head-first into the topsy-turvy world of first love with an attractive cast and pulsating soundtrack, making it a smartly refreshing journey into the queer, teen experience.

An attractive, energetic ensemble cast and a driving, pulsating soundtrack are highlights of this teen comedy/drama that is filled with young people’s traumas, but still remains buoyant and insightful. Jitters was nominated in all of the major categories at this year’s EDDA Awards (Iceland’s version of the Oscars) and cited as an Icelandic version of the show "SKINS". "The film captures the excitement and traumas of teenagers as they tentatively enter young adulthood."

Language: Icelandic
Subtitles: English (Hard)

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