Retablo

Country: Peru
Screening: Saturday, Oct. 5, 6.00 pm
General admission: $10. Buy tickets
Spanish with English subtitles
Where: Innis Town Hall Centre
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Synopsis: he film follows Segundo (Junior Bejar Roca), a young boy in rural Peru whose father Noé (Amiel Cayo) is training him in the family tradition of designing and building religious retablos, but whose secret shatters Segundo’s world and everything he believes in. Trapped in a cahuvinistic environment, Segundo will try to deal in silence with all that is happening to him.

Directed by: Álvaro Delgado-Aparicio.

Original title: Retablo (2017).

Release: The film premiered at the 2017 Festival de Cine de Lima, where it won the award for Best Peruvian Film. It had its international premiere at the 2018 Berlin International Film Festival, where it won a Teddy Award as the best LGBTQ-themed debut film of the festival. Winner in the category ‘Fiction’ at the 2019 Havana Film Festival New York. It was selected as the Peruvian entry for the Best International Feature Film at the 92nd Academy Awards.