Run Time: 95 min Year Produced: 2018 Language: Quechua & Spanish w/ English subtitles Directed by: Alvaro Delgado Aparicio Starring: Magaly Solier, Junior Béjar Roca, Amiel Cayo
This film appeals to: Gay audiences Booking Formats: Contact us for available formats.

Segundo Paucar, a 14 year old boy wants to become a master story-box maker just like his father to carry on with the family legacy. On his way to a community celebration in the Andes, Segundo accidentally observes his father in a situation that shatters his whole world. Trapped in a chauvinistic environment, Segundo will try to deal in silence with all that is happening to him.

Awards & Press Quotes

“Sensitive, slow-building… always immersive.”  – Screen Daily

“★ ★ ★ ½”  – The Seattle Times

“A memorable and moving performance from first-timer… [Junior Béjar] Roca. A measured, authentic and compelling turn.”  – Screen Daily

“Peruvian filmmaker Álvaro Delgado-Aparicio has turned in a heartbreaking masterpiece for his first feature”  – Cinema Axis

“Aparicio examines societal notions of masculinity, and how an artistic temperament can be both a vulnerability and a lifeline in a harsh world.” – Chicago Reader

WINNER OF 20+ FESTIVAL AWARDS TO DATE:

  • Berlin International Film Festival – Winner, Crystal Bear Special Jury Mention
  • Berlin International Film Festival – Winner, Teddy Award
  • Bucharest Latin American Film Festival – Winner, Grand Jury Award: Best Feature Film
  • Cape Town International Film Festival – Winner, Jury Special Mention: Best LGBTQ Feature Film
  • Chicago International Film Festival – Winner, Gold Q Hugo Award
  • Frameline International Film Festival – Winner, Grand Jury Award: Best First Feature Film
  • Human Rights International Film Festival – Winner, Audience Award: Best Feature Film
  • La Habana International Film Festival – Winner, Grand Coral Award: Best First Feature Film
  • La Habana International Film Festival – Winner, Caminos Award: Best Feature Film (from the Martin Luther King Foundation)
  • La Habana International Film Festival – Winner, Best Feature Film (from the students of the University of La Habana)
  • Lima Film Festival – Winner, Best Peruvian Feature Film
  • Madrid LGBTQ International Film Festival: Winner, Jury Prize: Best Screenplay
  • Molodist International Film Festival – Winner, Best Foreign Film
  • Newfest, New York International Film Festival – Winner, Grand Jury Award: Best International Narrative Feature
  • Rhode Island International Film Festival – Winner, Grandy Jury Prize: Best LGBTQ Feature Film
  • Rochester ImageOut Film Festival – Winner, Grand Jury Award: Best International Feature
  • Sweden International Film Festival – Winner, Audience Award: Best Film
  • Switzerland International Film Festival: Winner, Best First Feature Film
  • Sydney Latin American Film Festival – Winner, Grandy Jury Award: Best Feature Film
  • Toronto Image Out LGBT Film Festival – Winner, Bill Sherwood Award: Best First Feature Film
  • Vancouver Latin Amerian Film Festival – Winner, Grandy Jury Award: Best Feature Film