The Blond One
This erotically-charged but sweet and romantic love story was a hit at 2018’s London Film Festival.
Dir Marco Berger
With Gaston Re, Alfonso Baron, Malena Irusta
A tentative friendship blossoms into a beautiful bromance in this erotically-charged yet disarmingly sweet-natured offering from BFI Flare favourite Marco Berger. When the reserved Gabo moves in with self-assured ladies’ man Juan, the two are initially hesitant in getting to know each other, but as their bond slowly grows, so too do the lingering glances and fleeting touches. Basking in the virile splendour of his handsome male performers, Berger’s playfully voyeuristic study of fluctuating homosocial desire cranks the sexual tension to breaking point. Yet beneath The Blond One’s obvious carnal pleasures beats an unapologetically romantic heart.