Set against the backdrop of New York in 2013, Cicada examines the bond between two troubled strangers who develop an honest connection.
Ben, a brooding bisexual, greets each day with a routine of hookups, numbing the pain of his traumatic past. Ben’s casual encounters rarely make him feel at ease but when he meets Sam, a charming and receptive man, he finds a sense of comfort. As the two become close they realize that to grow as a couple they must take the necessary steps to come to terms with what is haunting them.Ben and Sam’s pairing feels effortless, both actors bringing vulnerability and grace to their performances.
Cicada strikes a delicate balance in a complex narrative where humour and melodrama share the spotlight.