• Unforgivable

    Directed by Marlén Viñayo
    El Salvador | 36 minutes |

A ruthless hitman for the 18th Street gang serves his sentence inside an evangelical Salvadoran prison, where he is guilty not only of his crimes, but of an unforgivable sin under God and gang: being gay.

In competition for Best of the Festival Award and Best LGBT+ Short.

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Director: Marlén Viñayo
Producers: Marlén Viñayo, Carlos Martínez
Screenwriter: Carlos Martínez, Marlén Viñayo
Cinematographers: Neil Brandvold, Patrick Tombola, Víctor Peña, Marlén Viñayo
Editor: Andrea Bilbao
Music: Omnionn
Cast: Walter, Steven, Karen, Vanesa
Original Language Title: Imperdonable
Country: El Salvador
Language: in Spanish/English with English subtitles
Year: 2020
Running Time: 36 minutes
Awards: Best Short Documentary, IDFA; Best International Short Documentary, Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival; Grand Jury Prize for Best Short Documentary, Slamdance Film Festival; Best International Short Documentary, Guanajuato International Film Festival; Best Short Documentary Award & Ibero American Filmmaker of the Year, POY Latam
Primary Company: El Faro / La Jaula Abierta
Contact Email: lajaulaabiertafilms@gmail.com

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2021 ShortFest Archive