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Sundance Winner and Peru's Official Academy Award Submission. In a tiny Peruvian seaside village, where traditions run deep, Miguel, a young fisherman, and his beautiful bride, Mariela, are about to welcome their first child. But Miguel has a scandalous secret: he's in love with Santiago, a painter who is ostracized by the town because he's gay. After a tragic accident, 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. Written and directed by Javier Fuentes-Leo?n, and featuring a sizzling international cast, Undertow (Contracorriente) is rich in the details of legend, tradition, and locale; and it is in these details that the truth lies. Strikingly photographed to accentuate the majestic Peruvian coastline, this sexy, haunting love story transcends place and time.
Starring Cristian Mercado, Tatiana Astengo, Manolo Cardona
Director Javier Fuentes-León