CONTRACORRIENTE

a.k.a. “Undertow”

SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL, WINNER: AUDIENCE AWARD

SYNOPSIS

Miguel is a fisherman in a tiny Peruvian village where traditions run deep. He is married to the lovely Mariela and about to be a father, but has a secret love affair with Santiago, 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.

OFFICIAL SELECTION

Sundance Film Festival (WINNER: Audience Award)
San Sebastián International Film Festival (WINNER: Sebastiane Award)
Miami Film Festival (WINNER: Audience Award)
Outfest (WINNER: Oustanding Artistic Achievement)
Cartegena Film Festival (WINNER: Audience Award)

DETAILS

  • DIRECTOR

    Javier Fuentes-León

  • RUNNING TIME

    100 minutes

  • GENRE(S)

    Drama

  • CAST

    Tatian Astengo
    Manolo Cardona
    Cristian Mercado

REVIEWS

‘[a] vision of an effusive yet mournfully compromised happiness lingers, and it will haunt you.’