A digital magazine on sexuality in the Global South

Author: Parvati Sharma

Collage of stills from the film 'Fire'

How My Teen Dating at Film Festivals Turned Into Love

My first ‘date’ was at a festival screening of an understated French-Canadian film that featured a tremendous amount of chatter and Chopin. I qualify ‘date’ because, while I was certainly on the brink of tumbling head over heels, the object of my affection, let’s call her ObjA, was blithely unaware of the romantic hopes that hinged upon our meeting.