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Follow You Follow Me (1979) (short)

Francis Gibson , Stephen Bratt , Roger Lambert    Suitable for 15 years and over   VHS Tape
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  • Actors: Francis Gibson, Stephen Bratt
  • Directors: Roger Lambert
  • Producers: Southern Arts
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Contemporary Video
  • Run Time: 33 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000L6J8ME
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 426,114 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Short film tracing the developing friendship between two teenage boys.One is introspective and shy, the other, more confident. To complicate things further one boy's father owns the factory where the other boys father works. This short fil from director Roger Lambert was shown at the London, Chicago, & Melbourne Film Festivals, winning the Certifivate of Merit at the Chicago one.

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5.0 out of 5 stars delightful short 5 Feb 2014
By schumann_bg TOP 50 REVIEWER
The story of Joseph and Peter, two schoolboys aged about 15, is a touching one, and it is amazing how much the director Roger Lambert gets in to a barely half-hour span. It shows the friendship, the world of the playground, their home background, and also how the adult world can decisively affect how their contact develops. It is set against strike action in a company, where the father of one boy is in the management and the other's is in the workforce. However the focus is on the boys, and their unspoken tenderness for each other that shimmers on the edge of romance. It seems to be mutual, although more conscious on the side of Joseph. It also has a period interest in that the feel of the 70s is very much there, and seems far from modern life. However the feelings are timeless, as is the innocence of youth and the delicacy of these emotions, taking the viewer into their world with the intimacy of Scandinavian films like You Are Not Alone or Friends Forever, or even the early Truffaut grafted onto his later colour films.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Roger Lambert is a genius 27 Sep 2012
This is a totally amazing short film from Roger Lambert, who also made A Seaside Story (1986) (short) and I Want To Be Famous (1976) (short). In fact, the actor who plays the main part in this latter film (Stephen Bratt) plays one of the two protagonists here. Peter (Stephen Bratt) and Joseph (Francis Gilson) are best friends. Peter's father is involved in an industrial dispute with Joseph's father, who happens to be the manager of a local firm which is threatening redundancies - and this creates problems for the two boys, since their fathers, and peers at school, are hostile to their association. Nevertheless, this pressure seems insufficient, at least initially, to destroy the two boys' friendship. The two boys are both attracted to girls, and yet the relationships they have with the opposite sex cannot compete with the sheer intensity of their relationship with each other. This is what makes this film so interesting: it recognises that the division of people into 'gay' and 'straight' fails to do justice to the complexity of human affective response, and that this is perhaps particularly true of adolescent boys. The two boys might not be p hysically attracted to each other in a straightforward sense - though they might 'mess about' with each other. But nevertheless their affective bond is definitely homoromantic, if not exactly homoerotic. The performances are superb, the differences of character between the two protagonists, and the way this affects their interaction, are beautifully conveyed. This is a truly remarkable and brilliant film about the complexity of human emotion, and is perhaps Lambert's most profound work. Read more ›
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5.0 out of 5 stars Now available on DVD 28 Sep 2013
Follow You Follow Me is now available from Amazon on DVD. It is from the compilation of films entitled 'Three Films by Roger Lambert' The DVD has three films, I Want to Be Famous, Follow You Follow Me, and A Seaside Story. All three films have been digitally re-mastered.
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