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23 Ratings


Peru, Germany, 2017
Drama, LGBT+


The 14-year-old son of a respected artistan has to wrestle with his father’s secret. A moving debut from the Peruvian director, which unflinchingly exposes the rigidity of a patriarchal village community.

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Retablo Directed by Álvaro Delgado-Aparicio

Awards & Festivals

Berlin International Film Festival

2018 | Special Mention: Crystal Bear for Best Film (Generation 14plus Youth Jury)

2018 | Winner: L'Oréal Paris Teddy Newcomer Award

Chicago International Film Festival

2018 | Winner: Gold Q-Hugo

Critics reviews

Aparicio examines societal notions of masculinity, and how an artistic temperament can be both a vulnerability and a lifeline in a harsh world.
October 09, 2018
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