Cinema Spotlight: Teenage Kicks

The scars of our youth shape the adults we become.

Miles Szanto and Daniel Webber in Teenage Kicks

In the riveting Australian drama Teenage Kicks, angst-ridden seventeen-year-old Miklos (Miles Szanto) makes plans to escape his migrant family and run away with his best friend and secret crush Dan (cutie-pie Daniel Webber, hot off his star-making turn as Lee Harvey Oswald in the miniseries “11.22.63” and his regular role on “The Punisher”).

Miles Szanto and Daniel Webber in Teenage Kicks

Miklos’s dreams are dashed after the accidental death of his older brother Tomi (Nadim Kobeissi). Only he knows the events that led to this tragedy. Suddenly, he is forced to navigate his guilt, as well as his explosive sexuality, in order to find the man he will become.

Miles Szanto and Daniel Webber in Teenage Kicks

Written and directed by Craig Boreham, who recently made MTV’s list of “hot filmmakers to watch,” Teenage Kicks is a smart and sexy drama that has earned rave reviews around the globe. Empire magazine labeled it “a debut not to be missed.”

Miles Szanto in Teenage Kicks

Teenage Kicks is now available on Dekkoo.