MSPIFF 2017 #11
Accepting yourself as a queer person usually isn't a matter of some singular event forcing you to face it, followed by catharsis, even though that's conventionally dramatic. Especially when you're young and growing up in an anti-queer culture, it can take years of internal struggle. The boys in this film struggle with it for over two hours, and probably will continue to struggle with it into their adulthood. There is no big revelatory moment of self-discovery, there is no catharsis. Just strife and yearning and shame - and loneliness, even when surrounded by (straight) other people. Some may find this slow, or "atmospheric", which it is, but it's also truthful.
Also, it's never a bad idea to spend a couple of hours looking at the natural beauty of Iceland.