Words: Steve Brown
The new Brazilian movie Hard Paint is set to be released in UK cinemas on Friday (August 2).
Directed by Marcio Reolon and Filipe Matzembacher, the film follows Pedro (Shico Menegat), a shy young man who works as a performer on a gay-oriented video chat website.
His trademark is to dance while smearing neon body paint over his body; the film's central conflict is set in motion when he learns that another chatroom performer is imitating him.
Hard Paint was screened in the Panorama section at the 68th Berlin International Film Festival, where it won the Teddy Award as the best LGBTQ-themed feature film of the festival.
The film will be screened at Home Manchester, Curzon Bloomsbury, Depot in Lewes, Watershed in Bristol with more to come as well as being able to watch via Curzon Home Cinema online as of August 2.
Watch the exclusive UK trailer for Hard Paint below: