Reeling: The Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival

The Strong Ones

Expired September 29, 2020 4:59 AM
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***Please note this film has subtitles which will automatically appear on the screen.***

An imposing landscape of vast forests, rivers, and fog frames director Omar Zuniga Hidalgo's intimate Chilean romance. Fleeing a hostile home life, gay architecture student, Lucas, visits his sister in remote South Chile. Amidst the endless fog of the small fishing town, Lucas meets Antonio, a boatswain on a local fishing boat. Despite their vastly different backgrounds, the two young men find themselves drawn into an intense and beautiful romance. However, Lucas and Antonio's passion may be snuffed out by the hostilities of the conservative town and its inhabitants. A rarity in Chilean and Latin American cinema, this film is an unflinchingly gay celebration of bodies in the heat of forbidden love.

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  • Runtime
    98 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
  • Note
    English subtitles
  • Director
    Omar Zúñiga Hidalgo
  • Cast
    Antonio Altamirano, Samuel González, Marcela Salinas, Rafael Contreras