Described by director Bruce LaBruce as "the reverse Lolita", Gerontophilia follows the story of a young man who takes a job in a nursing home where he develops a romantic and sexual relationship with one of the residents. As LaBruce describes in his Indiegogo pitch video, "think Harold & Maude meets One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest with a little bit of The Shining thrown in, stylistically speaking. Think Kids meets Cocoon. Think Grumpy Old Men meets Emmanuelle."
Below is a clip from Gerontophilia, which plays this year's Toronto International Film Festival within the Vanguard programme.
Further information about Bruce LaBruce Gerontophilia can be found on the Festival website, as well as on the Gerontophilia Facebook page, Indiegogo page and IMDB page.
GERONTOPHILIA screening times:
- Monday, Sept 9th, 10:30 PM THE BLOOR HOT DOCS CINEMA
- Wednesday, Sept 11th, 9:30 PM SCOTIABANK 11
- Friday, Sept 13th, 12:15 PM SCOTIABANK 3