Undertow
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Undertow (Contracorriente)

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ActorsCristian Mercado, Tatiana Astengo, Manolo Cardona

DirectorJavier Fuentes-León

From Gay Essential

Released in 2009 and directed by Javier Fuentes-León, gay films title Undertow (Contracorriente) is about a ghost story revolving around a Peruvian fisherman and his secret love affair. The film won a number of awards at film festivals, including Outstanding Artistic Achievement at the L.A. Outfest. Shot in Cabo Blanco and El Alto in Peru, the film features actors Cristian Mercado, Tatiana Astengo and Manolo Cardona. Read More Here

Winner of nine international film awards including “BEST FILM” and “BEST SCREENPLAY”

“Sensual and romantic with a heavy dose of the supernatural and populated by indelible characters.”
   Pam Grady, Boxoffice Magazine

“This small film's accomplishments are many, but not the least is its ability to take a human story and frame it as a parable, without losing a bit of credibility or irresistible heart.”
   David Wiegand, San Francisco Chronicle

“Undertow, for all its narrative tricks, has been given the rhythm and texture of real life, as well as emotional undercurrents that are haunting.”
   Bob Mondello, NPR

Features:

  • Format: PAL
  • Language: Spanish
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Axiom Films
  • DVD Release Date: 27 Sep 2010
  • Run Time: 100 minutes

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Reviews

  1. :

    A Peruvian film in the Spanish language, is quite simply a tale of a true love that lives on, the gay equivalent of ‘Truly, Madly, Deeply’.
    Fisherman Miguel is a pillar of the community and lives happily with his pregnant wife, but secretly enjoys a very passionate relationship with his lover, the enigmatic artist Santiago, who exists on the fringes of their very traditional society.
    All is well in this unconventional love triangle until a tragic event puts Miguel’s life on a new course. He is suddenly forced to examine the relationships he has with those he loves and whether he can be true to himself even though admitting his true nature may risk his place in the community.
    This was an engaging and appealing story, beautifully shot and delicately performed by a very attractive cast. I found it to be deeply emotional and was profoundly moved by the storyline and the haunting music. It has become a favourite and the DVD will be a treasured part of my collection for many years to come.

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