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Papi Chulo

From John Butler, director of Festival favourite Handsome Devil, comes the year’s most delightfully unexpected buddy movie.

Dir-Scr John Butler
Prod Rebecca O’Flanagan, Robert Walpole
With Matt Bomer, Alejandro Patiño
Sales Bankside Films

Struggling to come to terms with the end of his relationship with older Latino boyfriend Carlos, heartbroken TV weatherman Sean suffers a very public breakdown live on the air. Urged by colleagues to take some time away from work, he decides to make some home improvements, spontaneously hiring Ernesto, a straight migrant worker, to help him. As Ernesto quietly goes about his tasks, Sean begins to open up to him, despite an apparent language barrier. Soon it becomes clear that Sean needs far more than just a tradesman, slowly turning Ernesto into a platonic substitute for his lost love. This deeply affecting and effortlessly empathetic charmer is both a wry critique on class and ethnicity, and a tribute to the healing powers of companionship.

Michael Blyth

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Supported by the Interbank LGBT Forum Members: Accenture, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, CME Group, Deloitte, IG, Macquarie, Refinitiv, Societe Generale and State Street.

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