30.09. - 09.10.2021

Undertow Peru 2009 | 103 min | OV | Colour | FF 2010

rated for 0 + years
In a tiny Peruvian seaside village, where traditions run deep, Miguel (Cristian Mercado), a young fisherman, and his beautiful bride, Mariela (Tatiana Astengo), are about to welcome their first child. But Miguel harbors a scandalous secret. He‘s in love with Santiago (Manolo Cardona), a painter, who is ostracized by the town because he‘s gay. After a tragic accident occurs, Miguel must choose between sentencing Santiago to eternal torment or doing right by him and, in turn, revealing their relationship to Mariela – and the entire village.
Original title: Contracorriente
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: Spanish
Language and subtitles: OV
Director: Javier Fuentes-León
Screenplay: Javier Fuentes-Léon
Cast: Manolo Cardona, Tatiana Astengo, Cristian Mercado
Producer: Andrés Calderón, Rodrigo Guerrero, Ole Landsjöaasen
Director of Photography: Mauricio Vidal
Music: Selma Mutal
Production Design: Diana Trujillo
Editor: Roberto Benavides, Phillip Bartell
Sound: 0
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Format: 35 mm
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Production: Neue Cameo Film; Elcavo Films; Dynamo Capital; La Cinefacture


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