Format: Feature film
Direction: Jean Delannoy
Genre: drame, ♂♂
Screening time: Room of Requirement, Sunday 14:30
Maybe “the” movie that inspired the shonen-ai and yaoi movements, notably cult manga The Heart of Thomas by Moto Hagio.
Synopsis: Directed by Jean Delannoy from Roger Peyrefitte’s controversial 1945 novel, This Special Friendship is set in a Jesuit school for boys. The school bristles with sexual tension, and the youths are counseled daily to guard themselves against impure friendships.
Its sensitive handling of controversial subject matter, superb production values, and the haunting, open innocence of Didier Haudepin as Alexandre made this classic a cinema landmark.