Acné (2008)



Directer:Federico Veiroj Writter:Federico Veiroj  Cinematography:Bárbara Álvarez  Editor:Fernando Epstein  Running time:87 min Country:Uruguay,Argentina,Mexico,Spain,USA  Language:Spanish, English, Hebrew (some dialogue) Genre:Comedy, Drama Subtitle: English
Alejandro Tocar ... Rafael Bregman, Ana Julia Catalá ... Eva Bregman,
Gustavo Melnik ... Simón Bregman, David Blankleider ... Martin Bregman,
Laura Piperno ... Naty Bregman, Belén Pouchan ... Nicole Weiss, Igal Label ... Andy Rosenberg




ҧ: 3 wins & 2 nominations

AFI Fest
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
2008 Won Grand Jury Prize Federico Veiroj 
Cartagena Film Festival
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
2009 Nominated Golden India Catalina Best Film (Mejor Película)
Federico Veiroj 
Goya Awards
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
2009 Nominated Goya Best Spanish Language Foreign Film (Mejor Película Hispanoamericana)
Federico Veiroj 
Havana Film Festival
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
2008 Won Grand Coral - Third Prize First Work
Federico Veiroj 
San Sebastián International Film Festival
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
2007 Won TVE Award Federico Veiroj 

At the age of 13, Rafael Bregman has already lost his virginity, but has never kissed a girl. With his pimple-riddled face, his dysfunctional family, and a lowered self-esteem, getting this much anticipated first kiss proves trickier than expected. It''s now time for Rafa to build up some self confidence and attract the attention of his class mate, Nicole.

Rafa Bregman (Alejandro Tocar) is a thirteen-year-old boy mired in the lower depths of adolescence; his skin is breaking out, he feels incredibly awkward, and he can''t get women off his mind. While Rafa''s older brother tries to help by arranging for the boy to lose his virginity to a cooperative neighborhood woman, Rafa is still mortified after the big seduction that he hasn''t actually kissed a girl, and he and his pals Andy (Igar Label) and Rony (Yoel Bercovivi) struggle to make sense of the fair sex. While Rafa, Andy and Rony occasionally visit a neighborhood brothel where the working girls offer various forms of sympathy, they''d rather be spending time with the girls from their school, and Rafa sets his sights on Nicole, who is pretty enough that nearly everyone is convinced he doesn''t stand a chance with her.