• 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.

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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