Then in an Antonioni kind of finale, the film moves away from George and Ben and becomes all about young Joey - arriving to see George at the new apartment, after Ben's funeral, and he produces - from nowhere - Ben's last unfinished painting, and we stay with Joey crying on the stairs for for what seems like a few minutes, before he goes skate-boarding with a girl at sunset .... its as though the story moves from the older generation to the younger, taking in the middle-aged folk (Joey's parents) as well.
The dvd has a useful Q&A with the cast and director at the end, as well as commentaries by the actors, etc.
Supporting programme: some gay shorts:
That concludes our gay mini-festival, before the BFI's annual Flare festival this month (which opens with I AM MICHAEL).
Next: THE DRESSER and CALVARY.