BIFF 2021: 20.-28. oktober
Internasjonal fiksjon

AKA

ORIGINAL TITLE:
AKA
Storbritannia / 2002 / 118 min
DIRECTOR:
Roy Duncan

AKA is the story of a disaffected youth's search for love, status, and identity in late 1970s Britain. 18-year old Dean is handsome and bright, but feels hampered by his working-class background and by his family. In order to make something of himself, Dean assumes another identity and manages to enter high society. As he navigates this decadent new world, he meets a host of characters, including David, an older gay man who desires him, and Benjamin, a young hustler from Texas who has also managed to find a place among the aristocracy. Can Dean find love while living a lie? How much is he willing to sacrifice in order to pull off his charade? Director Duncan Roy impressively presents AKA through three simultaneous frames rather than one, offering the audience a deeper and more complex perspective through which to view Dean's engrossing story.

Roy Duncan