Desde Allá | From Afar

poster image from film Desde AllaSunday, October 14, 2018
7pm. Silverspot Cinema, Chapel Hill

Directed by Lorenzo Vigas. Venezuela-Mexico. 2015. 94 min. Spanish with English subtitles. Will be followed by a reception. This is a ticketed event due to limited seating, and tickets are SOLD OUT.

Armando, a 50-year-old man, (Alfredo Castro) seeks young men in Caracas and pays them just for company. One day he meets Elder, a 17-year-old boy who is the leader of a criminal gang, and that meeting changes their lives forever. Winner of the Golden Lion (“Best Film”) Award at the Venice Film Festival.

Armando’s first encounter with Elder (Luis Silva) is violent, but this doesn’t discourage the lonely man’s fascination with the tough handsome teenager. Financial interest keeps Elder visiting him regularly and an unexpected intimacy emerges. However, Armando’s haunted past looms large, and Elder commits the ultimate act of affection on Armando’s behalf.

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