“Immersive, visually stunning and compelling.” – FilmWeek
“It’s got humor and hear to spare.” – National Post
“A beautiful testament to the power of authentic storytelling.” – Indiewire
“Leaves us with a sense of freedom and acceptance that is lighter than air.” – Washington Blade
“A thoughtful, poetic and transcendent meditation on growing up, finding one’s way and creating a better life.” – What She Said
“Such a gorgeous film… shares concepts of fluidity, gender, sexuality, sacredness and vulnerability in a truly magical way.” – The Austin Chronicle
“Wildhood combines the foundation of heartrending coming-of-age narratives with the feel-good elements of road trip flicks to create a delicate, not to mention visually appealing, film.” – Hollywood Reporter
“Bristling with attitude, the film revels in its youthful characters’ loose physicality as they begin feeling freedom for the first time.” – Shadows on the Wall
“Believable, heart-tugging, well-scripted and performed… a perfectly lovely road movie and a screen win for indigenous representation.” – Celluloid Dreams
It’s only August, but this new romantic coming-of-age drama, the feature-length debut from writer-director Bretten Hannam, is already shaping up to become one of the best gay films of 2022.
Wildhood follows Link (played by Phillip Lewitski in a star-making performance), a lost young man who lives with his toxic father and younger half-brother in a rural trailer park. When he discovers that his Mi’kmaw mother could still be alive, it lights a flame inside of him. Soon, he and his little brother Travis (Avery Winters-Anthony) make a run for a better life. On the road they meet Pasmay (Joshua Odjick), a pow-wow dancer drawn to Link. As the boys journey across Mi’kma’ki, Link finds community, identity and love in a land where he finally feels that he belongs.
Watch the trailer for Wildhood below and click here to order your copy. The film is now available on DVD at TLAgay.