Pablo (Andrew Bargsted) finds refuge from Santiago's drab, dangerous streets in his brightly lit, rose-hued room, lip-syncing to his favorite ballads while clad in a sequined gown, hoping to one day make his mark as a drag performer. Meanwhile his father Juan (Sergio Hernández, No; Gloria) stews in a factory job, knowingly blind to his son's burgeoning sense of self. When a brutal betrayal by closeted neighbor Félix (Jaime Leiva) puts Pablo's life in the balance, Juan must confront his failure to truly connect with his son and find a way to pay staggering medical bills in a culture that's at best indifferent to his plight.
Based in part on the 2012 murder of Daniel Zamudio, this unforgettable debut feature from electropop musician Alex Anwandter is a powerful treatise on Chile's generational divide, especially as it relates to machismo and gay rights. Evocatively filmed by DP Matías Illanes, You'll Never Be Alone is at once a pointed social critique, an engrossing tale of betrayal and redemption, and stirring testament to a father's love.
|Producers:||Isabel Orellana Guarello|
|Cast:||Sergio Hernández, Andrew Bargsted, Gabriela Hernández, Edgardo Bruna, Antonia Zegers|
|Original Language Title:||Nunca vas a estar solo|
|Running Time:||81 minutes|
|Awards:||Special Jury Award, Berlinale|
guests in attendance
Andrew Bargsted – Actor (January 15 only)