Saturday, December 15, 2018
"Stockholm Daybreak": two straight young men have an encounter at summer arctic dawn on a pedestrian bridge in the city
“Stockholm Daybreak” (“Gryning”), by Elin Overgaard, presents two attractive straight young men (Tom Ljungman, Aavid Arnesen) at daybreak on a summer morning (around 3 AM) after being in a disco and not picking up women.
Nevertheless, they gradually decide they can become curious and affectionate about one another. Oh, but they’re not gay.
The film is shot on a bridge over a canal in the city. Sometimes the rising Sun overexposes the shot. I was there in 1972 (as far north as Kiruna). The encounter is intimate, but gentle and not too explicit.