Peccadillo have brought us so many gay films on DVD from all over the world - including all the Boys On Film shorts - and this is one of the most touching they have released in recent months. It's almost as good as Weekend, and daring in a different way: the focus here is on adolescent feelings and it spans a period of two or three years in the life of Pim, the central character - more if you count the opening section. Where the story proper begins he is 14 and the friend he falls in love with 17, and the freshness of their feelings is very well caught, with a franker portrayal of the sexual aspect of their friendship than you would expect to see, certainly in a British film focusing on this age group. The whole thing is very lyrical but at the same time you feel a forward momentum and are eager to see where it's going ... It also avoids becoming a soap opera, with its carefully composed shots that make it seem hyper-real. The widescreen format contributes to this - I'm not sure I don't prefer 16:9 really because this seems closer to how the world looks, or even 4:3, but Bavo Defurne makes a virtue of it - it's a bit like looking at the world from the inside of a postbox! He has a very original style, corresponding most closely to Campfire from the BFI collection of his short films, but more developed. It's definitely one to see if you like to be taken back to those feelings of youthful yearning and the immediacy of desire that is felt in the presence of someone you like at that age - with two such figures appearing in the film, you find yourself holding your breath for young Pim!