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Benjamin directed by Simon Amstell, and starring Colin Morgan
Benjamin directed by Simon Amstell, and starring Colin Morgan

Artsploitation Films and Kino Lorber released Benjamin, a quirky, anxiety-fueled gay rom-com directed by Simon Amstell (“Nevermind the Buzzcocks”) and starring Colin Morgan (Merlin, The Happy Prince), on DVD and digital platforms including Kino Now.

Benjamin was an Official Selection of the BFI London Film Festival, and won the Audience Award and was nominated for the Grand Jury Award for Best Film at the Milan International Lesbian and Gay Film Festival.

Simon Amstell’s offbeat gay romantic comedy centers around Benjamin (Colin Morgan), a nervous, neurotic filmmaker juggling the anxieties of finalizing his upcoming film with the fear and awkwardness of a burgeoning romance. Will Benjamin’s insecurities get in the way of success and happiness? Will his film be a critics-savaging disaster and he, a one-hit wonder? Amstell peppers this entertaining tale with scene-stealing cast of supporting characters including Joel Fry (Game of Thrones), Jessica Raine, Jack Rowan and Anna Chancellor.

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