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by Alvaro Delgado-Aparicio


14-year-old Segundo lives with his parents in a village high in the magnificent mountains of Peru. His father Noé is a respected artist and Segundo’s role model. Noé hand-crafts altarpieces, decorated shrines for church and home, and is teaching Segundo the necessary skills to carry on in his footsteps. But cracks have developed in their close relationship because Noé is keeping a dark secret. With brutal honesty and saturated colours, the film peeks behind the facade of a seemingly intact village community where homophobic attidtudes enforced by patriarchal laws are carried out with remorseless violence. It sketches a visually powerful panorama of a world in which a young artist is searching for his niche.

original title: Retablo
working title: El retablo de los sueños
country: Peru, Germany, Norway
year: 2018
genre: fiction
directed by: Alvaro Delgado-Aparicio
film run: 95'
release date: FR 19/12/2018
screenplay: Alvaro Delgado-Aparicio, Héctor Gálvez
cast: Magaly Solier, Amiel Cayo, Junior Bejar Roca
cinematography by: Mario Bassino
film editing: Eric Williams
art director: Eduardo Camino
music: Harry Escott
production: Siri Producciones (PE)
distributor: Damned Distribution
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