Gay Essential Films To Watch, In The Grayscale (En la gama de los grises)

In The Grayscale tells the story of Bruno (Francisco Celhay). He is separated from his wife Soledad (Daniela Ramírez) and lives temporarily in a small room in his grandfather Toto’s (Sergio Hernández) house. The situation is especially difficult for his 8-year old son Daniel (Matías Torres) who struggles to understand why his father moved out.

Working as an architect, Bruno gets hired to design a new landmark building in Santiago. His boss Germán Schulz (Marcial Tagle) has high expectations of him and urges Bruno to meet up with Fernando Contreras (Emilio Edwards) who is a historian working as a tour guide.

Having separated from his wife because he needed space and a chance to think, Bruno starts to spend a lot of time with Fer, originally to find inspiration for his design in his knowledge about the city. Their friendship quickly turns into something more than that, leading Bruno to question everything he thought he knew about himself and his life.

In The Grayscale addresses some essential questions we all ask ourselves at one point or another. Do we live the life we want to live? Did everything turn out the way we always dreamed it would? Bruno is fighting his demons, familiar and unfamiliar ones, in an attempt to find out what he really wants from life.

In The Grayscale

Critics

“Claudio Marcone’s debut feature is a measured, tenderly played study of imprecise sexual identity.”
   Guy Lodge, Variety

“A perceptive look at a thirtysomething’s struggle for sexual self-definition.”
   Jonathan Holland, The Hollywood Reporter

“Thoughtful gay drama explores the difficult shades of gray of somebody trying to overcome longstanding sexual repression.”
   Ruben Rosario, Punch Drunk Movies

Did You Know?

The original Spanish title of In The Grayscale is En la gama de los grises. The song Disfruto by Mexican singer and composer Carla Morrison is featured throughout the film. In the film, Bruno references and quotes directly from Cameron Crowe’s film Jerry Maguire. Review our Gay Themed Films Here

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Caroline Vogt

Caroline Vogt

Screenwriter
Originally from Germany, Caroline made a quick year-long stop in Pennsylvania, USA when she was 16, only to eventually move to sunny Manchester where she recently completed her M.A. in Screen Studies. She is a Queer Cinema fanatic and a music enthusiast, having co-founded the Green Chair Sessions. At the moment she is looking for a full-time job to pay the bills and simultaneously researching and writing her first feature-length screenplay… which basically is a full-time job in itself.
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