Wednesday, August 4, 2010
The acclaimed Swedish gay family comedy Patrik Age 1.5 opens this Friday for an exclusive one-week engagement at Landmark’s Nuart Theatre in Los Angeles.
Sven (Torkel Petersson) and Goran (Gustaf Skarsgård) are a legally married gay couple who relocate to a suburban village to fulfill their dream of adopting a child. In the face of disapproval from their neighbors, the happy couple forges ahead through a rigorous and daunting approval process. Just when all hopes seem dashed, news comes of an available child: Patrik, Age 1.5. The couple prepare excitedly for the arrival of their one-and-a-half-year-old baby boy, unaware that a decimal mistake was made on the paperwork. When Patrik (Thomas Ljungman) shows up, he is in fact fifteen, criminally delinquent ... and homophobic. Instead of the happy family they had envisioned, the couple must find a way to navigate through the challenges of housing a troubled and troubling youth.
From Regency Releasing, this hilarious and heartfelt comedy-drama was directed and written by Ella Lemhagen and had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, and later was Centerpiece Film at Frameline San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival, where it won the Best Feature Film Audience Award.