Cinema Q: Undertow  {Contracorriente}

Cinema Q: Undertow

Peru, 2009, 100 Minute Running Time
Additional Countries: Columbia
Genre/Subjects: Drama, Family Issues, Foreign, Gay/Lesbian, Romance
Language: Spanish English Sub-Titles

Digital presentation - In this unique ghost story set on the Peruvian seaside, a married fisherman struggles to reconcile his devotion to his male lover within his town's rigid traditions. Miguel (Cristian Mercado), a handsome 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.

DIRECTOR: Javier Fuentes-León
Screenwriter: Javier Fuentes-León
Cinematographer: Mauricio Vidal
Music: Selma Mutal Vermeulen
Principal Cast: Tatiana Astengo, Manolo Cardona, Cristian Mercado
US Distributor: Wolfe Video

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