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In a tiny traditional Peruvian seaside village, Miguel, a young fisherman, and his beautiful bride, Mariela, are about to welcome their first child. But Miguel has a secret: he's in love with Santiago, a painter who is ostracized by the town because he's gay. As this strikingly original romantic drama unfolds, Miguel must find the courage to be true to himself. His bittersweet, and ultimately uplifting personal journey embodies the essence of what it means to be a man.
Peru s submission to the Academy Awards! --Wolfe
36 Awards including 19 Audience Awards! --Wolfe
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(Do view the interviews with the director and actors--they are wonderful)
Miguel's denial is deep and strong and his guilt and shame are sometimes overbearing. When Santiago drowns in an undertow, he returns to Miguel as a ghost who cannot be seen or heard by anyone other than Miguel. But Miguel is faced with a heart wrenching dilemma. Santiago will never be able to find peace in death unless his body is found and offered to the Lord with a traditional funeral service involving a public ceremony and burial at sea. But this tiny Peruvian village with its fundamental Christian beliefs is an unlikely backdrop for any type of service honoring a deceased homosexual who was well known and considered a destructive force to everything the villagers stood for.
In order to convince the people to honor his lover in death, Miguel will have to make public the relationship the two men shared. He will also have to convince Santiago's mother as well as the villagers and the local priest that this "proper" burial is not only what Santiago wanted but what is required for him to rest in peace. It will also mean that he will never see Santiago's ghost again or share any more time with the man he loved.
Treat yourself to a viewing of this achingly beautiful masterpiece which showcases love, compassion, honor, dignity, and acceptance in their purest and sincerest form.
best movies I have added to my collection! Great story, well acted!
Perhaps its good not to have any expectations when you watch a movie, but considering how many crappy movies
I've seen in my lifetime it's hard not to be wary. lol
It really exceeded my expectations, I was really caught up in the story and the characters! Kudos to
all involved in making this beautiful FILM!
I Highly recommend it!