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    You’ll Never Be Alone

    Directed by Alex Anwandter
    Chile | 81 minutes | World Cinema Now

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    You’ll Never Be Alone

    Directed by Alex Anwandter
    Chile | 81 minutes | World Cinema Now

  • View Trailer

    You’ll Never Be Alone

    Directed by Alex Anwandter
    Chile | 81 minutes | World Cinema Now

  • View Trailer

    You’ll Never Be Alone

    Directed by Alex Anwandter
    Chile | 81 minutes | World Cinema Now

  • View Trailer

    You’ll Never Be Alone

    Directed by Alex Anwandter
    Chile | 81 minutes | World Cinema Now

  • View Trailer

    You’ll Never Be Alone

    Directed by Alex Anwandter
    Chile | 81 minutes | World Cinema Now

Based in part on the 2012 murder of a gay Chilean teen, this impressive debut film from musician Alex Anwandter is a powerful treatise on Chile’s generational divide, an engrossing tale of betrayal and redemption, and a stirring testament to a father’s love.

film synopsis

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.

film details

Director: Alex Anwandter
Producers: Isabel Orellana Guarello
Screenwriter: Alex Anwandter
Cinematographers: Matías Illanes
Editor: Felipe Gálvez
Music: Alex Andwanter
Cast: Sergio Hernández, Andrew Bargsted, Gabriela Hernández, Edgardo Bruna, Antonia Zegers
Original Language Title: Nunca vas a estar solo
Country: Chile
Language: Spanish
Deaf Friendly: Yes
Year: 2016
Running Time: 81 minutes
Awards: Special Jury Award, Berlinale
Website: www.facebook.com/nuncavasaestarsolo/

guests in attendance

Andrew Bargsted – Actor (January 15 only)

2017 PS Film Festival