My Friend From Faro

"Plays like a cross between 'Boys Don't Cry' and 'Show Me Love' with a central character you'll be rooting for to the end" - Time Out

Director: Nana Neul

Writer: Nana Neul

Stars: Anjorka Strechel, Lucie Hollmann, Manuel Cortez

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Nana Neul’s blistering directorial debut has drawn comparisons with ‘Boys Don’t Cry’ and ‘Unveiled’. An assured, mature piece of work that draws heartfelt performances from its leads, Neul’s future work will be worth watching out for.

Eternal daydreamer Mel can’t wait to quit her sucky catering job and fly to her dream destination: Portugal. Things change when the beautiful Jenny literally crashes into her life when Mel nearly runs her over in her classic BMW. It is love at first sight, however there is just one problem: Jenny mistakenly assumes Mel to be a boy. Despite this, the pair become boyfriend and girlfriend. With Mel attempting to disguise her true gender at every turn, her journey from tomboy to out lesbian is fraught with life-defining dilemmas and sweet surprises.

  • "Portrays the gender confusion and comedy of a Shakespeare play in a refreshing and up to date way"
    -Iris Prize Film Festival

  • "A beautiful little gem"
    -Jennifer Kilchenmann, g3

  • "Thoughtful, utterly refreshing and beautiful"
    -The Playground
  • "Plays like a cross between BOYS DON'T CRY and SHOW ME LOVE with a central character you'll be rooting for to the end"
    -TimeOut
Cast: Anjorka Strechel, Lucie Hollmann, Manuel Cortez
Director: Nana Neul
Writer: Nana Neul
Country: Germany
Language: German/Portugese
Subtitles: English
Format: PAL
Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
Certificate: 15
Running Time: 90 mins
Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1
DVD Release Date: 16-05-2011
VoD Release Date: 16-05-2011
DVD Extras: Interview with cast & crew, Behind The Scenes Gallery