This entry from the Philippines is a tender story of young love that also touches on socio-economic and political issues in the country. But without resorting to heavy melodrama that is typical of the "macho dancer" genre films. One of the highlights of this film is the use of aquariums as more than just a scenic background thus almost making them another character in the film. The most amazing tidbit about BoY is that, except for the actors playing the mother and the father, everyone in the cast is a non-actor. The bar performers are really bar performers and the lead character is an actual art student. If you want to see a bittersweet and sexy story between two young men, BoY is your best bet.
NOTE: The short film Self Service from Israel was screened in this program.