The lesbian love story Summer of Sangaile opens Friday at Cinema Paradiso in Fort Lauderdale and O Cinema in Miami Shores.
From the news release:
Winner of a prestigious Sundance Film Festival award, Summer of Sangaile is also the official Foreign Language Oscar submission from Lithuania. It is the story of 17 year-old Sangaile, who is fascinated by stunt planes. Afraid of heights, she has never dared to even enter into one of the cockpits. At a summer aeronautical show, nearby her parents’ lakeside villa, she meets Auste, a local girl her own age, who unlike Sangaile, lives her life to the fullest, with creativity and daring. As the two girls become lovers, Sangaile allows Auste to discover her most intimate secret, and finds in her teenage love the only person to truly encourage her in learning to fly. Lush and engaging, this is a romantic and sensual film that invites us all into its tender story.
“Intoxicating…a sensuous and sensitive teen romance in which the real roller-coaster ride is that of turbulent adolescent emotions. It captures the special intensity of those relationships in which everything seems to fade away save for the other person.” – Variety
"Awash with ripe, voluptuous summertime imagery and brimming with aborning adolescent female sexuality, 'The Summer of Sangaile' is an appealingly simple, poetically conceived teen coming-of-age tale.” – The Hollywood Reporter
Unrated but parental guidance suggested to do scenes of sexual nature and adult themes, Language: Lithuanian with English subtitles, RT: 88 min., Lithuania. Strand Releasing.