José (19 years old) lives with his Mother (50s) in Guatemala: a tough life in one of the most violent and religious countries. His life is his phone, crowded buses, work in the street and random sex. When he meets Luis, he's thrust into new-found passion and pain.
Violence in Guatemala was normalized by now-ended 35-year civil war, tragically (in 2016) it still ranks #2 globally for risk of violent crime (Verisk Maplecroft Criminality Index) See more »
One of the most realistic depictions of romance ever put on film
Form beginning to end, this film never fails to capture the true nature of relationships. It almost too brutally showcases the heart-wrenching struggles of relationships, and how truly incomprehensible the extra strife that gay people go through is. Anchored by a top notch performance and brilliant use of the Guatemalan landscape (physically and socially), this film delivers layers that will stick with you.
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