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Ander (2009) directed by Roberto Castón

A love story between a Basque farmer and a Peruvian immigrant.

Director: Roberto Castón

Writer: Roberto Castón

Release Date: 30 January 2009 (Bilbao International Gay, Lesbian and Transgender Film Festival, Spain)
12 July 2009 (Outfest Film Festival, USA)

Genres: Drama

Storyline: The valley of Arratia in August 1999. Ander, a farmer well into his forties, lives with his sister Arantxa and his old mother in a remote part of rural Basque country. His is a monotonous life filled with nothing but farm work and a job at the local bicycle factory. It won't be long before Arantxa gets married and leaves home and then Ander will be left to look after their stubborn mother on his own. Then one day Ander has an accident and breaks his leg. His limb will be in a plaster cast for two months. Against his mother's wishes, the family decides to employ a Peruvian immigrant, José, in order to help out. The arrival of the new farm hand has an influence on interpersonal relationships within the family. The old woman, who barely speaks any Spanish, refuses to communicate with José, but Arantxa and Ander soon get to know José quite well. The two men in particular become firm friends... Written by Roberto Caston

Awards: 2009 C.I.C.A.E. Award in the Panorama category to Roberto Castón, Berlin International Film Festival
2009 Violette d'Or to Roberto Castón, Toulouse Cinespaña



Cast (in alphabetical order)
Eriz Alberdi ... Iñaki
Joxean Bengoetxea ... Ander
Christian Esquivel ... Jose
Jose Kruz Gurrutxaga ... Panadero
Juancho Kerejeta ... Recepcionista
Unax Martín ... Niño
Pedro Otaegi ... Evaristo
Pako Revueltas ... Peio
Mamen Rivera ... Reme
Pilar Rodríguez ... Madre
Leire Ucha ... Arantxa

Jose & Ander

Tags: gay romance movie

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