Documentary Feature Competition presented by ACE91

You Were My First Boyfriend

What if you could rewrite your adolescence? In this high school reunion movie turned inside out, filmmaker Cecilia Aldarondo embarks on a fantastical quest to reconcile her tortured teen years. She ‘goes back’ in more ways than one, tracking down old foes and friends while also reenacting visceral memories of youthful humiliation and desire.

Oscillating between present and past, hallucination and reality, "You Were My First Boyfriend" is a hybrid documentary that explores the power of adolescent fantasy, the subtle violence of cultural assimilation, and the fun house mirror of time’s passage. Perhaps we will all learn something about growing older and making peace with what haunts us.

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Film Screenings

Credits

Directors:

Cecilia Aldarondo, Sarah Enid Hagey

Producer:

Ines Hofmann Kanna, Cecilia Aldarondo

Cinematographer:

Brennan Vance, J. Bennett

Editor:

Shannon Kennedy, Sarah Enid Hagey

Production Designer:

Emmeline Wilks-Dupoise

Sound Designer:

Sarah Enid Hagey, Shannon Kennedy

Music:

Angélica Negrón

Principal Cast:

Cecilia Aldarondo

Additional Credits:

Animations by: Lucy Munger, Assistant Director: Jane Chase Wells, Assistant Camera: Amaury Rodriguez, Costume Designer: Angela Barrow

Contact

Distributor:

Sarah Eshaghian
Sarah.Eshaghian@hbo.com

Public Film Contact:

Ines Hofmann Kanna
Blackscrackle Films
ines@blackscracklefilms.com

Publicity Contact:

Asheba Edghill
asheba.edghill@warnermedia.com
212-512-1000

Sales Agent:

n/a

Details

Primary Entry:
Platinum Badge
Film & TV Badge
Secondary Entry:
Music Badge
Interactive Badge
Film & TV Festival Wristband
Year:

2023

Premiere Status:

World Premiere

Genres:

Documentary, Hybrid

Screening Section:

Documentary Feature Competition

Screening Category:

Documentary Feature

Country:

United States

Language:

English, Spanish with English Subtitles

Runtime:

97 mins