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360 Ratings

Beautiful Thing

Directed by Hettie Macdonald
United Kingdom, 1996
Comedy, Drama, Romance


A long hot summer on a south London council estate. Two teenagers, Jamie and Steve, confronted with rejection or violence, discover that they are attracted to each other. They will have to come to terms with their sexuality and of others finding out. From Jonathon Harvey’s play.

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Beautiful Thing Directed by Hettie Macdonald

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

1996 | Directors' Fortnight

São Paulo International Film Festival

1996 | Honorable Mention: International Jury Award

European Film Awards

1996 | Nominee: Young European Film of the Year

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