Cicada follows Ben as he comes out to the world and develops an intense relationship with Sam, a man of colour struggling with deep wounds of his own.
As the summer progresses and their intimacy grows, Ben ultimately gains the strength to face a childhood trauma he has long suppressed.
'Matthew Fifer’s sexy debut feature examines buried traumas, cultural divides and religious stigma with dark humor and tender introspection and help;A sexy and searing act of gay self-analysis.' - Jude Dry, Indiewire
'Cicada could easily become a quiet and contemplative queer classic, like Andrew Haigh’s Weekend or Ira Sachs’s Keep the Lights On.' - Alim Kheraj, Time Out