by Alvaro Delgado Aparicio L.


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
Quechua, Spanish
101 min

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


Nominated for Sebastiane Latino of the San Sebastián FF

Nominated for a BAFTA and a Spirit Award

-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
-Sydney Latin American FF | Best Film
-Pelicula-Latin American Film Experience | Best Film
-Haifa IFF
-Kinenova Skopje
-Cape Town IFF | Jury Special Mention
-Sao Paolo IFF
-Festival de Cine la Orquídea Cuenca
-Madrid International LGBTIQ FF | Jury Prize for Best Screenplay
-Cine Vivo Perth Independent Latino FF
-Brussels Pink Screens FF
-Taipei Golden Horse FF
-Kolkata IFF
-Zagreb FF
-El Lugar Sin Límites
-International Eskisehir FF
-Shaken Aimanov FF
-FILMAR en América Latina | Opera Prima Award
-Tenaris FF
-Bajo Nuestra Piel
-Festival de Cine de la Havana | Grand Prize for Best First Feature Fim, Best film -from the students of La Habana University, Best Film from the Martin Luther King Foundation
-Pink Life QueerFest
-Zinegoak, Bilbao International LGTB FF | Best FIK feature film
-Bengaluru IFF
-Cinema de América Latina
-Guadalajara IFF
-Cine Latino FF
-Focus Peru / Timisoara
-AndalesGai / Seville & Andalusia
-African, Asian and Latin America FF
-¡Viva! Spanish and Latin American Festival
-IFF Panama
-Cinhomo Valladolid- Muestra Internacional de Cine y Diversidad Sexual | Best Film
-LGBTQI FF (Costa Rica)
-Mostra Fire!
-Tenemos que Ver | Special Mention, Young Jury Prize
-Cinema Pride Week (Spain)
-Espacio Queer
-Cinecolombia / Peruvian FF
-Independent FF of Bogotá INDIEBO
-CASA Latin American Arts Festival
-Tucuman Cine
-Reel Desires FF / Chennai Queer FF
-Viña del Mar
-Kuir Bogotá
-Festival de Huelva CineIberoamericano
-Pantalla Latina FF
-DIALOGUES: Calcutta International LGBTQ FF
-Spanish American FF (Ireland)
-Cine Latino (UK)
-UNESCO Seminar / FF
-Mostra FIRE!
-Queer Wave

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