Runtime: 80 minutes
Language: In Spanish with English subtitles
Director: Julian Hernandez
Country: Mexico, 2023
Category: OUTshine After Dark
Genre: Drama, Erotic, Foreign , Gay, Narrative
OUTSHINE AFTER DARK SCREENING
Hunky Román is an actor who works in B-movies and who’s isolated in his apartment as a pandemic keeps the world on edge. Beautiful Aldo, an indigenous young man, is an essential worker who’s allowed by the authorities to come and go. They live across from each other in an apartment complex. They meet online, talk, and even see each other in video calls, but they can’t meet in person. Eventually, the temptation to break out of their lockdown comes up. With evocative references to the AIDS crisis and our own time, what follows is an erotic, visceral, and generous exploration of the pandemic state of mind, a time when individual pleasure becomes taboo.