2 thoughts on “Agostino 1962…

  1. feinmann0

    A very sensual film and, the portrayal of ‘primitive boy’, a delight to watch. In some ways similar to Crónica De Un Niño Solo, released three years later in Argentina although a lot more brutal: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rV7OEddVh88 Andrei Tarkovsk’s Ivan’s Childhood (1962) was another spectacular boy-themed film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0nx70hAqjM

    These Continental black and white films shriek nostalgia and paradise lost at me. Incidentally, I hope the tailor who designed and made the clothes and swim-wear worn by the boys in Agostino got a medal for highlighting the fabulous lithe nature of a healthy young boy’s body. For me nothing can compare with the beauty of a boy of a certain age.

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    1. eqfoundation Post author

      Yes…Physically, the star is perfect.

      The other boys are fine to view, also…but, I’m not a TBL…So, they cant be the highlight, in comparison to the main boy.

      Thank you for those links…I’ll watch those.

      Even though I realize there’s shades of this sort of thing still left in this world [we do have a fairly local water park, after all]…I do wish the world were still like it was, in that movie.

      There’s no type of substitute for that kind of natural freedom.

      Another thing that struck me, is the beauty of the relationship between the boy and mother, early on in the movie…

      …Very early, while they are in bed kissing…and at the beach…I was thinking…”mother and son…but lovers, too?”…

      I could easily see having this with a boy, as a BoyLover…It’s like the BL experience, being acted out on screen.

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