My Friend from Faro
Nana Neuls blistering directorial debut, which has drawn comparisons with Boys Dont Cry and Unveiled, comes on a wave of film festival acclaim. An assured, mature piece of work that draws heartfelt performances from its leads, My Friend From Faro marks Neul as a talent to watch. Eternal daydreamer Mel can't wait to quit her sucky catering job and fly to her dream destination: Portugal. Things change when the beautiful Jenny literally crashes into her life when Mel nearly runs her over in her classic BMW. It is love at first sight, however there is just one problem: Jenny mistakenly assumes Mel to be a boy. Despite this, the pair become boyfriend and girlfriend. With Mel attempting to disguise her true gender at every turn, her journey from tomboy to out lesbian is fraught with life-defining dilemmas and sweet surprises.