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Unclassified 18+ | 106 mins | Canada | 2016 | Yan England
Sun 19 Mar 3:45 PM

ACMI Cinema 2
Assisted ListeningSubtitledWheelchair Access

'An efficient, moving piece about an important issue’ – Montreal Gazette

Melbourne Premiere

Featuring a captivating performance from Antoine-Olivier Pilon (star of Xavier Dolan's Mommy) as a closeted teen, 1:54 is a powerful portrait of schoolyard bullying. Tim and his best friend Francis are at the rough end of a hellish year of high school. Even worse the taunts from their classmates about their sexuality cut closer to the bone than each one realises. When Francis is pushed too far and a tragedy occurs, Tim is forced into action and plots out the ultimate revenge. Oscar nominated director Yan England makes an impressive feature debut with this essential portrait of the tragic effect of homophobia.

French with English subtitles.

ACMI Cinema 2

Federation Square
Melbourne, VIC, 3000