Retablo

High in the remote mountainside of Peru, 14-year-old Segundo is being groomed to follow his father’s footsteps in the traditional folk art of retablo-making — crafting intricate, artisan story-boxes depicting religious scenes and important everyday events. Segundo reveres his father, however the young boy is becoming restless realizing that the weight of carrying the family legacy on his shoulders will keep him on the mountain forever. When he stumbles across a heartbreaking secret his father is harbouring, Segundo will come to face the raw reality of his deeply religious and conservative landscape, as well as a more profound connection with his father than he’d ever imagined.

Set against the stunning backdrop of the Peruvian Andes, this coming-of-age story masterfully explores the weight of heritage, the boundaries of love, and the burdens of family expectations – as well as the complexity of accepting our parents for who they really are.

2018 – Peru, Germany, Norway – 101 min – Quechua, Spanish – Feature/ Drama

Directed by: Alvaro Delgado Aparicio L.
Written by: Alvaro Delgado Aparicio L., Héctor Gálvez
Cinematography by: Mario Bassino DFP
Edited by: Eric Williams
Cast: Junior Béjar Roca, Amiel Cayo, Magaly Solier, Hermelinda Luján
Producers: Enid Pinky Campos, Álvaro Delgado-Aparicio L. Iris Roca Rey P.
Co-producers: Dag Hoel, Kathleen McInnis, Tobias Poppe

Produced by: SIRI Producciones
Co-produced by: Catch of the Day Films GmbH, DHF

  • Berlin IFF / Generation 14plus | Crystal Bear Special Jury Mention, L’ Oreal Newcomer Teddy award
  • Lima Film Festival | Best Peruvian Film
  • Mooov FF
  • Seattle IFF
  • Inside Out Toronto | Best First Feature award
  • Molodist IFF | Ecumenical Jury – Best Film
  • Frameline | Best First Feature award
  • Galway FF
  • Melbourne IFF
  • Annual Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival
  • Film Festival della Lessinia
  • Rhode Island International Film Festival | Grand Prize for Best LGBTQ Feature Film
  • Sydney Latin American FF | Jury Award
  • PELICULA | Latin American Film Experience
  • Cine Vivo Perth Independent Latino FF
  • Haifa IFF
  • Kinenova Skopje
  • Cape Town IFF | Special Mention
  • Sao Paulo IFF
  • Festival de Cine la Orquídea Cuenca
  • Queersicht
  • Brussels Pink Screens FF
  • Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival
  • El Lugar Sin Límites
  • International Eskisehir Film Festival
  • FILMAR en América Latina
  • Vancouver Latin American FF | Jury Award
  • Bucharest Latin American Film Festival | Best Feature Film
  • Rochester ImageOut Film Festival | Best Narrative Film
  • Chicago International Film Festival: Winner Gold Q Hugo Award for Best Feature Film
  • Madrid International LGBTIQ Film Festival | Jury Prize for Best Screenplay
  • Cine Latino International Film Festival in Germany | Audience Award for Best Film
  • Havana Film Festival in New York | Havana Star Prize for Best Film
  • Houston Latino Film Festival | Audience Award for Best Film
  • International Film Festival of Diversity in Valladolid (Cihhomo) | Best Feature Film
  • Bilbao International Film Festival, Zinegoak | Grand Jury Prize for Best Fiction Film

Nominated for Sebastiane Latino of theSan Sebastián FF

“Sensitive, slow-building but always immersive… wherever “Retablo” reaches audiences, it’s certain to win an engaged and appreciative reception.”– Screendaily

“This directorial debut introduces filmmaker Álvaro Delgado-Aparicio L. as a major force to be reckoned with in world cinema.” – Gay Essential 

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