elisa_rolle (elisa_rolle) wrote,

Undertow (Contracorriente) (2009) directed by Javier Fuentes-León

An unusual ghost story set on the Peruvian seaside; a married fisherman struggles to reconcile his devotion to his male lover within his town's rigid traditions.

Director: Javier Fuentes-León

Writer: Javier Fuentes-León

Release Date: 16 April 2010 (Colombia)
26 January 2010 (Sundance Film Festival, USA)

Genres: Drama

Storyline: In a tiny Peruvian seaside village, where traditions run deep, Miguel (Cristian Mercado), a young fisherman, and his beautiful bride, 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 doing right by him and, in turn, revealing their relationship to Mariela—and the entire village.Written and directed by Javier Fuentes-León, and featuring a sizzling international cast, Undertow (Contracorriente) is rich in the details of legend, tradition, and locale; and it is in these details that the truth lies. Strikingly photographed to accentuate the majestic Peruvian coastline, this sexy, haunting love story transcends place and time.

Awards: 2010 Audience Award in the Ibero-American Competition to Javier Fuentes-León, Miami Film Festival
2009 Sebastian Award to Javier Fuentes-León, San Sebastián International Film Festival
2010 Audience Award in the World Cinema - Dramatic to Javier Fuentes-León, Sundance Film Festival
Grand Jury Prize Nomination in the World Cinema - Dramatic to Javier Fuentes-LeónSundance Film Festival

@Amazon: Undertow (Contracorriente) (2009)
@Wolfe Video

Cast (in alphabetical order)
Tatiana Astengo ... Mariela
Manolo Cardona ... Santiago
Cristian Mercado ... Miguel

Mico & Tiago

Tags: gay romance movie

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