A powerful and unflinching story of a young man’s fight against everyday homophobia and oppression in rural Argentina.
Dir Martín Rodríguez Redondo
Prod Paula Zyngierman, Martín Rodríguez Redondo, Giancarlo Nasi
Scr Martín Rodríguez Redondo, Mariana Docampo, Mara Pescio
With Walter Rodríguez, Catalina Saavedra, Germán de Silva
Sales Film Factory Entertainment
Marcos is a gentle, shy boy who helps around his family’s rented cattle ranch. Rustlers are a constant threat, but Marcos seems happier advising his mother on her wardrobe and doing her hair. His family and other locals sense his difference and perceive it as weakness. Following his father’s death and on the celebration of the night of the carnival, Marcos dresses as a young woman and even enjoys the opportunity to dance and flirt with seeming impunity. But there are serious consequences when he is confronted by young men who seem both violently attracted to and utterly repelled by him. Discovering his own sexual desires forces a change in Marcos’ attitudes and makes him fight back against his family’s attempts to control him.
This film contains scenes of sexual violence. Viewer discretion is advised.
The introduction/Q&A will be BSL interpreted at the screening on Thu 29 March.
These members of the filmmaking team are expected to attend the festival:
- Martín Rodríguez Redondo, Director-Screenwriter-Producer
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