Beyto (2020) by Gitta Gselln

Beyto (2020) by Gitta Gselln

(hardcoded English subtitles)

Talented swimmer, motivated apprentice: Beyto is in the midst of life, with a bright future ahead of him. But when the only son of a Turkish migrant family falls in love with his coach Mike, an ideal world falls to pieces.

Swiss drama by Zurich director Gitta Gsell, awarded the Solothurn Film Festival’s audience accolade, is based upon Hochzeitsflug, a book by the Kurdish-born author adopted by Switzerland Yusuf Yesilöz (who co-wrote the film with the director) which tackles the theme of homosexuality from two different perspectives: that of a son who has grown up in tolerant Switzerland, and that of his parents, originally from Turkey, who still subscribe to beliefs which are objectively irrational, to say the least.