Handsome Devil ★★★★

This film succeeded in subverting my expectations of what a gay, coming-of-age story is usually like. It manages to avoid tired romantic tropes, choosing instead to focus on friendship. The relationship the boys has with their teacher reminded me of John Keating's relationship with his students in Dead Poet's Society except here it is the teacher that ends up being inspired by the boys.

Andrew Scott is as always a treat!