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24 Ratings


Directed by Yen Tan
United States, 2018
Drama, LGBT+


A closeted young man goes home for the holidays and struggles to reveal his dire circumstances to his conservative family.

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1985 Directed by Yen Tan

Critics reviews

A sensitive drama that slowly builds in power, “1985” feels like a missing minor classic from the decade that preceded the rise of the so-called New Queer Cinema, when independent filmmakers had to struggle to cobble together budgets that let them tell their stories in the form of modest art house movies.
October 26, 2018
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Cory Michael Smith’s performance as Adrian is a quiet marvel in a movie that’s superbly acted all around. The film’s intimate consideration of still-enormous issues is intelligent, surprising and emotionally resonant.
October 25, 2018
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A deeply emotional tearjerker and family story set in a year when an HIV diagnosis was effectively a death sentence. This is a realistic, discreet, yet exploratory film that earns its tears honestly and scrupulously.
March 09, 2018
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