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A Young Gay Man Meets His First Love In This Harrowing Short Film

Filmmaker Paul Agusta based "The Game Kiss" on his own experiences in Indonesia.

Indonesian filmmaker Paul Agusta says “The Game Kiss” is very much a tribute to his first love. 

The short film was the first of eight installments in Agusta’s 2012 “Parts of the Heart” series, which followed the life of Peter (Ardy Rinaldy), a young gay man growing up in Jakarta, Indonesia. “The Game Kiss,” in particular, depicted 15-year-old Peter’s first intimate, same-sex experience. 

Agusta has said the protagonist of his series was drawn from his own experiences, noting, “Every story you’ll see in this film is either based on an actual event in my life or an amalgamation of events and emotions felt in various moments of my life.”

Get a sneak peek at “The Game Kiss” above, then head to Viddsee, an Asian company that curates and shares powerful short films, to view more

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