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FROM AFAR is the 'masterly feature debut' (The New York Times) from Lorenzo Vigas and winner of the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival. Wealthy, middle-aged Armando lures young men to his home where he doesn't want to touch them, only watch from a distance. A violent encounter with Elder, a street thug, doesn't discourage the lonely man's fascination with him, and financial interest keeps Elder visiting him regularly. Soon an unexpected intimacy emerges. Armando's haunted past looms large, and Elder commits the ultimate act of affection.
Includes a Brand New HD Restoration of Lorenzo Vigas' 2004 Short Film Elephants Never Die
13 Minutes - 5.1 Surround Sound - In English with Spanish Subtitles
Quiet, complex and riveting... Affecting as any psychological drama could wish to be. --The Hollywood Reporter
[An] impressive debut! --Variety
Mesmerizing. Probing, subtle and affecting. --The Hollywood Reporter
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- MPAA rating : s_medNotRated Unrated (Not Rated)
- Product Dimensions : 8 x 5.75 x 0.5 inches; 4 Ounces
- Item model number : 35733830
- Director : Lorenzo Vigas
- Media Format : Anamorphic, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Subtitled, Surround Sound, Widescreen
- Run time : 1 hour and 33 minutes
- Release date : September 6, 2016
- Actors : Alfredo Castro, Luis Silva
- Subtitles: : English
- Studio : Strand Home Video
- ASIN : B01GKED57Y
- Number of discs : 1
- Best Sellers Rank: #136,412 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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In this case, a street hustler of ambiguous sexual persuasions and a lonely middle=-aged man meet on an encounter that leads to something neither expected. Both the two main characters have an interesting time negotiating what to do with their meet ups, and the sad streets of Caracas, provide an atmosphere where anything can happen, and does! Worth a look just for how the story unfolds.
It is often what's not said and showed in this film than what is indeed displayed that's more haunting . The motives of the two parties are unclear the whole way through and the movie experience is frustrating , intense and challenging for the viewer . It's the two main perfomances that make this rather eliptical story work. Chilean actor Alfredo Castro adopts a hypnotic , combra-like mask which Armando wears non stop to hide feelings and thoughts while Luis Silva is rude , explosive and almost as generous in his acting as Elder ends up being in this story . The ending , a dark statement on human relationships perhaps ,is totally unexpected and one that makes Desde Alla a movie impossible to love but at the same time difficult to forget .