›› Memoirs of a Geeza ‹‹

a short film by Theo James Krekis.

2019 | 4 mins | UK.

an achingly realistic depiction of a father's pride in his son's sexuality.

Dave says:

From writer and director Theo James Krekis comes this strikingly vivid account of a father's reaction to his son's homosexuality.

Yet "perception, is a funny thing" as the East End Geeza (Elliot Warren) of the title keeps on reminding you, with his recollections on life, sex and in particular his family the unbroken voice-over that accompanies a carefully constructed montage of Super 8 fashioned home movie footage. It's a neat concept that allows for a This Is My Life styled narrative, as we gain a frank insight into this working class lad's life and of how his father (Tony Richardson) discovered his son painting his toe nails in the morning, and moreover his surprising reaction to such. But then; perception, is a funny thing.

Only this captivating short film is all but over before you know it. And that's a shame, because what we see is an achingly realistic depiction of a father's pride his son's sexuality. Simply wondrous.

›› available as part of the Peccadillo Pictures shorts compilation BOYS ON FILM #21 - Beautiful Secret.
›› posted: Monday, 27th December, 2021.

Gay Visibility - overt. 
Nudity - none. 
Overall - file under ... 3+ stars. 

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