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Undertow (2009)

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Miami Film Festival
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
2010 Won Audience Award Ibero-American Competition
Javier Fuentes-León
 
 
San Sebastián International Film Festival
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
2009 Won Sebastian Award Javier Fuentes-León
 
 
Sundance Film Festival
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
2010 Won Audience Award World Cinema - Dramatic
Javier Fuentes-León
 
Nominated Grand Jury Prize World Cinema - Dramatic
Javier Fuentes-León
 
 

Plot:

An unusual ghost story set on the Peruvian seaside; a married fisherman struggles to reconcile his devotion to his male lover within his town''s rigid traditions.

Miguel (Cristian Mercado) is a young fisherman of Cabo Blanco, a village in northern Peru with specific traditions regarding death. He is married to Mariela (Tatiana Astengo), who is pregnant with their first son, but he also has a secret affair with another man, Santiago (Manolo Cardona).

Santiago accidentally drowns at sea, and his ghost returns to ask Miguel to find his body, in order to bury it with their village''s rituals. Miguel is forced to deal with the consequences of their actions and accept who he really is, even at the risk of losing the people that he loves.

Undertow (Spanish: Contracorriente) is a 2009 Peruvian drama film directed by Javier Fuentes-León. The film was selected as the Peruvian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 83rd Academy Awards but it didn''t make the final shortlist



 

 

 

 

 





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