OUTshine LGBTQ+ Film Festival: Miami '24

The Shadow of the Sun (La Sombra del Sol)

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Set in the Venezuelan city of Acarigua, The Shadow of the Sun is the heart-tugging tale of two impoverished brothers who long for a better life. Leo, a factory worker, slaves away day after day for pennies while Alex, his deaf and closeted younger brother, endures malicious taunting from his peers. When they learn of a music contest with a cash prize that could lift them out of poverty, Alex makes a proposal: he'll write the song if Luis, gifted with a beautiful voice, sings it. Reluctant at first to use his musical abilities, Luis takes a leap of faith and gets a literal band together to attempt to win the contest — and change the brother's lives forever. 



Director Miguel Angel Ferrer will introduce his movie and have a Q&A after the screening.

  • Year
    2023
  • Runtime
    98 minutes
  • Language
    Spanish
  • Country
    Venezuela
  • Subtitle Language
    English
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  • Director
    Miguel Angel Ferrer
  • Screenwriter
    Guillermo de la Rosa, Miguel Angel Ferrer
  • Executive Producer
    Miguel Angel Ferrer
  • Cast
    Carlos Manuel Gonzalez, Greisy Mena, Anyelo Lopez
  • Cinematographer
    Jose Duque
  • Editor
    Miguel Angel Ferrer
  • Production Design
    Vince Sanchez-Sambrano