In From the Side

Fresh from sold out screenings at BFI Flare, writer-director Matt Carter’s debut feature explores life on and off the pitch at a gay rugby club.

Mark, a new and inexperienced rugby club member, finds himself drawn to Warren, a seasoned first team player. When a series of happenstances at an away fixture lead to a drunken encounter, Mark and Warren unwittingly embark on a romantic affair they struggle to hide from their partners and teammates. As the secret begins to unravel, team spirit, loyalties and camaraderie are tested in writer-director Matt Carter’s startlingly sensitive story about forbidden love and finding your tribe.

Languages:
English

Duration:
135 minutes

Country of origin:
United Kingdom

Year of production:
2022