A coming of age story of an Andean boy who wants to become an artist like his father. Then the earth shakes.

Segundo, a fourteen-year-old-boy admires his father. After discovering his father´s sexual orientation, his world falls apart. He wants to break free but dependence is stronger. 

14-year-old Segundo lives with his parents in a village high in the magnificent mountains of Peru. His father Noé is a respected artist and Segundo’s role model. Noé hand-crafts altarpieces, decorated shrines for church and home, and is teaching Segundo the necessary skills to carry on in his footsteps. But cracks have developed in their close relationship because Noé is keeping a dark secret. With brutal honesty and saturated colours, the film peeks behind the facade of a seemingly intact village community where homophobic attidtudes enforced by patriarchal laws are carried out with remorseless violence. It sketches a visually powerful panorama of a world in which a young artist is searching for his niche.  

Production and distribution

Production Year:
2017
Production country:
Peru
Co production country:
Germany
Norway
Release date (international):
2018-02-19
Production company:
Siri Producciones
Co production company:
Dag Hoel Filmproduksjon AS
Producer:
Alvaro Delgado Aparicio
Enid Campos
Co producer:
Dag Hoel
Sales agent:
Heretic Outreach

Director

  • Alvaro Delgado Aparicio

     A film director, he studied psychology at the London School of Economics and Political Science and innovation design at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), before going on to attend the London Film Academy. After making two highly successful short films, Retablo is his debut feature. It was developed through the Sundance Feature Film Program Lab and screened at the 2017 Festival de Cine de Lima where it won the prize for Best Peruvian Film.

    Filmography
    2010 ¿Me puedes ver? (Can You See Me?); short film 2013 El acompañante (The Companion); short film 2017 Retablo 

    Alvaro Delgado Aparicio

Festivals

2018:
Berlin International Film Festival

Crew

Director:
Alvaro Delgado Aparicio
Screenplay:
Héctor Gálvez
Alvaro Delgado Aparicio
Sound engineer:
Skywalker Sound Studio
Still photographer:
Claudia Córdova Zignago

Technical information

Genre:
Drama
Format:
DCP 2k
Colour:
Colour
Length in mins:
101'
Language:
Quechua

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