Undertow  {Contracorriente}
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Peru, 2009, 110 Minute Running Time
Additional Countries: Colombia / France / Germany
Topics: Drama, Gay/Lesbian, Romance
Programs: Awards Buzz : Best Foreign Language Film, Best of the Fest
Language: Spanish English Sub-Titles

Awards: Sundance Film Festival 2010 (Audience Award - World Cinema) San Sebastian Film Festival 2009 (Sebast

A deeply moving surprise from Peru that combines elements of Latin magic realism with a nuanced and beautifully realized romance, Javier Fuentes-León’s lovely film is sure to jerk some tears. In a coastal village, fisherman Miguel is seemingly happily married to the very pregnant Mariela. He is, however, carrying on a necessarily (in more ways than one) hidden romance with the urbane newcomer Santiago.

When Santiago dies unexpectedly, it seems a tragedy—until he returns as a ghost and Miguel realizes that he can now openly stroll through the village with his lover, given no one else can see him…. Fuentes-León renders what could easily seem silly as a completely believable and touching fable/allegory about love, tolerance, betrayal, and the need for understanding. Gentle in its approach to such important topics, the sexy Undertow carves out a space for itself as a bittersweet tale sure to strike a chord with audiences everywhere. Winner, Audience Award, World Cinema, Sundance Film Festival.

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DIRECTOR: Javier Fuentes-León
Producer: Rodrigo Guerrero, Javier Fuentes-León
Editor: Roberto Benavides, Phillip J. Bartel
Screenwriter: Javier Fuentes-León
Cinematographer: Mauricio Vidal
Music: Selma Mutal
Principal Cast: Cristian Mercado, Manolo Cardona, Tatiana Astengo
Filmography: Debut Feature
Print Source: New American Vision - www.newamericanvision.com

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