Ben has a part-time job during the day and one-night stands when the sun goes down. One day, he meets Sam and starts developing an unusual relationship with him. Their passionate sex is completed with intimate conversations that give each other safe space to share confessions and secrets.

This story is based on autobiographical experiences of Matt Fifer (director) and Sheldon D. Brown. They did not only write the scenario for the movie but also played two main parts in it – of Ben and Sam – what makes this movie an extremely personal and honest portrayal of two people copying with trauma and fighting for self-acceptance.

“Cicada” has conquered the hearts of film critics around the world, achieving 96% of positive reviews on Rotten Tomatoes.

Image + Nation Festival Cinema LGBT Montreal Film Festival 2020 – Audience Award
LesGaiCineMad, Madrid International LGBT Film Festival 2020 – Best Director
NewFest: New York’s LGBT Film Festival 2020 – Best Narrative Feature
Oslo/Fusion International Film Festival 2020 – Best Narrative Feature


Matthew Fifer, Kieran Mulcare


Matthew Fifer, Sheldon D. Brown


Matthew Fifer, Sheldon D. Brown, Sandra Bauleo, Jazmin Grace Grimaldi, Cobie Smulders


Gil Talmi


Eric Schleicher


USA 2020

running time:

96 minutes

Polish subtitles

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