*Online Premiere* Mads is 12, a young boy playing free in the picturesque snowy mountains of Norway until the arrival of the internet coincides with an onslaught of new hormones. A sexual coming-of-age tale about the 90’s and internet porn, it’s beautifully shot and ripe with nostalgia.
One day, the world wide web comes to town. Using the family computer, Mads quickly zones in on porn. But it’s all new to him and he’s starting from scratch — learning where to find it, when to login, how to delete the links so his parents don’t see. This alters his relationship with his family and private life and sets up a series of uncomfortable moments revolving around whether or not Mads new habits will be found out.
Director Truls Krane Meby is a talent to watch. We previously featured his short film, Good Machine Gun Sound, a quietly moving tale of innocence and death that captured the same lovely Norwegian exteriors as here, and in both films, he captures childhood and coming-of-age with fine attention to detail. He’s great at getting natural performances from young actors and building atmospheres with swaying rhythms. NoBudge is happy to present the film as an Online Premiere. 16 minutes.