Lúbtha

2019

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drama, romance, bullying

Lúbtha
2160p (4K)

Director(s): Ethan McDowell

Writer(s): Ethan McDowell

Cast: Oliver Scullion, Josh Hegarty, Conor Gormally, Geraldine Galligan, Ciara Gallagher

Spoken in English

Subtitles in no subtitles

Country:

UK

Genre: drama,romance,bullying, strong language,abuse,troubled relationship with parents,homophobia, gay storyline

Availability: globally

A gay teenager dealing with his sexuality whilst having to grow up in early 90s Northern Ireland.

'lúbtha' is a short film inspired by true events and follows the story of a teenager dealing with his sexuality whilst having to grow up in early 90s Northern Ireland. As physical and mental abuse become a daily struggle, Fintan retreats into a world of anger and silence. With no solution on the horizon, he yearns to escape from the small town he's been trapped in all his life, bringing nothing but his younger brother. As he comes closer to planning his journey to freedom, one night he is shown the reality of acceptance and love. 

'lúbtha' means bent or queer in Gaelic.