Swedish lesbian film “Kiss Me” looks lovely, complicated, lovely some more


So another reason to be happy the Rapture didn’t happen over the weekend? Now we’ll all get to see the new Swedish lesbian film Kiss Me (Kyss Mig) when it opens later this summer.

The film, which we’ve been following breathlessly since last August, has a new English-subtitled trailer and a release date. I tell you the latter because after seeing the trailer you’re going to be marking the days on your calendar until its July 29 opening.

Oh, Sweden. First IKEA and now this? Have I told you lately how much I love you?

The official movie synopsis reads as such:

Mia (Ruth Vega Fernandez) and Frida (Liv Mjönes), both in their thirties, meet each other for the first time at their parents’ engagement party. Mia’s father, Lasse (Krister Henriksson), is about to get married to Frida’s mother, Elizabeth (Lena Endre), which will make Mia and Frida stepsisters. Lasse’s daughter, Mia, has not visited her father in years and arrives with her boyfriend, Tim (Joakim Nätterqvist), with whom she is about to get married. As Mia and Frida get to know one another, strong emotions begin to stir between them. Their relationship will turn everything upside down for everyone close to them with dramatic consequences.

Besides having a gorgeous cast and equally gorgeous cinematography, the story seems in intriguing and, at the very least, not done to death already. Also, the filmmakers know the way to a gay gal’s heart by using Robyn in the trailer.

Speaking of trailers, the teaser trailer released earlier is also lovely — which isn’t normally something you can say about a clip that features quite this much, um, heaving.

Right — as I was saying, thank you, Sweden.

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