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In this deeply personal follow-up to his landmark debut Ixcanul, director Jayro Bustamante shifts his focus from rural Guatemala to the denizens of Guatemala City but once again set his sights on an individual caught between two seeming irreconcilable worlds.
“Gut-wrenching with thunderous strength … a magnificently unflinching film from a master director in the making.” – Carlos Aguilar, The Wrap
When handsome and charismatic Pablo arrives at his affluent family’s house everyone is eagerly awaiting the return of their beloved son, devoted father and caring husband. A seemingly exemplary pillar of Guatemala City’s Evangelical Christian community, Pablo’s announcement that he intends to leave his wife for another man sends shock waves through the family. As Pablo tries to acclimate to his new life in the city’s gay subculture with the liberated Francisco, his ultra-religious family does everything in its power to get their prodigal son back on track, no matter the cost (Dir. by Jayro Bustamante, 2019, Guatemala/France/Luxembourg, in Spanish with English subtitles, 107 mins., Not Rated) Other festivals: Berlin; Outfest L.A.; Newfest