• Genre(s): Drama
  • Running Time: 100 minutes
  • Cast: Tatian Astengo, Manolo Cardona, Cristian Mercado
  • Director: Javier Fuentes-Leon
Miguel is a fisherman in a tiny Peruvian village where traditions run deep. He is married to the lovely Mariela and about to be a father, but has a secret love affair with Santiago, a painter, who is ostracized by the town because he’s gay. After a tragic accident occurs, Miguel must choose between sentencing Santiago to eternal torment or doing right by him and, in turn, revealing their relationship to Mariela and the entire village.

WINNER · AUDIENCE AWARD
Sundance Film Festival


WINNER · SEBASTIANE AWARD · San Sebastián Int. Film Festival
WINNER · AUDIENCE AWARD · Miami Int. Film Festival
WINNER · AUDIENCE AWARD · Montreal World Film Festival
WINNER · AUDIENCE AWARD · Chicago Latino Film Festival
WINNER · AUDIENCE AWARD · Cartegena Film Festival

[IndieWire article] "Undertow" Director Javier Fuentes-León Comes Out On Top

[The San Fransisco Chronicle review] This small film's accomplishments are many, but not the least is its ability to take a human story and frame it as a parable, without losing a bit of credibility or irresistible heart.
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