Iris Prize LGBT+ Film Festival 2020

The Prince (El Príncipe)

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1970s Chile. Jamie is sent to prison after the murder of his best friend, ‘The Gypsy’. Young and good looking, he catches the eye of The Stallion, an older, respected man who soon stakes his claim. Under the protection of The Stallion, Jamie is dubbed ‘The Prince’, sparking animosity amongst other inmates. 

 

When The Prince finds himself drawn to another prisoner, he learns that his protection comes at a price. He finds himself at the centre of prison politics, caught in a war between love and loyalty that threatens to plunge the whole prison into chaos. 

 

“A '70s-set homoerotic prison drama based on a low-circulated pulp novel, tracking the sexual, often-violent and eventually murderous experiences of 20-something narcissist Jaime.” IMDB 

 

“A story of survival and love that takes its inspiration from Jean Genet’s Un Chant d’amour and Fassbinder’s Querelle in its affecting exploration of masculine aggression, conflicting loyalties and pent-up sexual desires.” 

  • Year
    2019
  • Runtime
    96 minutes
  • Language
    Spanish
  • Country
    Chile
  • Premiere
    UK
  • Director
    Sebastián Muñoz