Billie and Emma

Samantha Lee

Samantha Lee

Director

Country

Philippines

Format

Feature film

Year

2018

Duration

1 h 40 mins

Previous Festivals/Awards

Stream

International Showcase

Interests

Lesbian, RE:Focus, Romance, Southeast Asian

Guests

Samantha Lee

Samantha Lee

Set in the ‘90s, Billie and Emma explores the turbulent nature of young love and the importance of having someone to laugh with through it all.

After getting into trouble,Billie finds herself exiled to the rural plains to live with her aunt. She decides to keep a low profile, determined to make it through the last year of high school incident free and return to the city. And her plan almost works, until she meets star student Emma. Emma coaxes Billie out of her shell and their relationship soon becomes more than friendly, which throws a wrench into Billie’s plan to leave,and threatens to tarnish Emma’s star reputation. Things become even more complicated when Emma finds out that she’s pregnant.

Samantha Lee, a fierce advocate for greater representation of women and LGBTQ+ communities in cinema, delivers a heartwarming high school romance that is steeped in charm and expansive expression.

Fri May 24, 4:45 pm
TIFF Bell Lightbox 1
350 King Street West
Toronto, ON
Map

14A Rating

Screening Sponsors:

ACAS

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