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Directed by
Leandro Goddinho and Paulo Menezes

Germany / 2019 / 14

East Coast Premiere
In German with subtitles

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Lolo is an openly gay eleven-year-old boy trying to finally convince Max, his first love, to go public with their relationship at the school party.
Leandro Goddinho is an award-winning Brazilian filmmaker dedicated to LGBTQ+ issues. He was selected for Berlinale Talents 2018 and won more than one-hundred awards with his films. In 2015, he was selected to the German Chancellor Fellowship for Prospective Leaders and recently finished his Masters in Media and Visual Anthropology at Freie Universität-Berlin. In 2019, he made two short films, Lolo and Before it’s Too Late, and he is in pre-production for his first feature film.

Paulo Menezes is a Brazilian filmmaker. He studied Film and TV production in London and, after graduating, he worked on various productions in Brazil and the UK before deciding to direct his own stories. Currently, he lives in Berlin where he studies directing at Deutsche Film and Fernsehakademie Berlin.

Cast/Featuring: Zav Starret, Sam Atlas, Rhea C. Tober, Valentin von Schönburg
Executive Producer(s): Leandro Goddinho and Paulo Menezes
Producer(s): Leandro Goddinho, Markus Kaatsch, and Paulo Menezes
Director(s): Leandro Goddinho and Paulo Menezes
Screenwriter(s): Paulo Menezes
Cinematographer(s): Lenny Pooyy
Editor(s): Leandro Goddinho
Production Designer(s): Gabrielle Cox
Composer(s)/Music: Ricardo Raymundo
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