Cousins – these boys have gone way past kissing
Written and directed by Thiago Cazado, Cousins – Primos – is a charming queer film from Brazil.
Young Lucas (Paulo Sousa) lives with his religious Aunt Lourdes in a quiet country town – helping her by playing hymns on his keyboard for their weekly church meetings at their house. However, when the charitable aunt announces the arrival of her nephew Mario (Thiago Cazado), things start to get interesting.
Lucas and Mario were previously unaware of each other’s existence. While Lucas has been leading a quiet life, Mario is fresh out of jail – he’s clearly the bad boy of the family.
The sexual tension between the two boys builds quickly, and it doesn’t take long before the clothes come off and passion takes hold.
This is a film with a comedic lightness similar to French comedies. There’s a timelessness or dream-like quality to the film. Cazado does well to multi-task his roles as both actor and director, and he’s ultimately delivered a watchable and entertaining film.