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Undertow / Contracorriente
Peru/Colombia, 2009, 100 min.
Director: Javier Fuentes-León
Spanish with subtitles
In a tiny Peruvian seaside village, where traditions run deep, Miguel (Cristian Mercado) a young fisherman, and his beautiful wife, Mariela (Tatiana Astengo), are about to welcome their first child. But Miguel harbors a scandalous secret. He’s in love with Santiago (Manolo Cardona), a painter, who is ostracized by the town because he’s gay. After a tragic accident occurs, Miguel must choose between sentencing Santiago to eternal torment or do the right thing and in turn reveal their relationship to Mariela—and the entire village. Winner of
World Cinema Audience Award at 2010 Sundance Film Festival.