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From Afar
6.9
/10
623 Ratings

FROM AFAR

Desde allá

Directed by Lorenzo Vigas
Venezuela, Mexico, 2015
Drama, LGBTQ+

Synopsis

Wealthy, middle-aged Armando lures young men to his home with money. He doesn’t want to touch, only watch from a strict distance. Armando’s first encounter with street thug Elder is violent, but this doesn’t discourage the lonely man’s fascination with the tough handsome teenager.

Synopsis

Wealthy, middle-aged Armando lures young men to his home with money. He doesn’t want to touch, only watch from a strict distance. Armando’s first encounter with street thug Elder is violent, but this doesn’t discourage the lonely man’s fascination with the tough handsome teenager.

Our take

A dark and disturbing romance blooms unexpectedly in this masterful, Golden Lion-winning debut from Venezuelan director Lorenzo Vigas. Produced by Michel Franco, From Afar is a psychological drama in which love, lust, and loneliness grow in tandem, each twisting the other irrevocably out of shape.