Seeing this film as a modern-day fairy tale is necessary to understanding it. The story becomes so original that it's almost impossible not to like it. The twist comes unexpectedly, and it works very well. The screenplay and direction are perfect, and the performances are some of the best. The characters feel real, and one grows to care for them. It is definitely one of the best queer films from recent years.
Set within a stunning, seaside, fishing village on the coast of Peru. Our protagonist is married, active within the church, has his first child on the way and also happens to be having a passionate affair with a man. The film takes on a quirky twist that in lesser films could be seen as a real stinker. Beautiful colour and photography with a warm story that perhaps goes for about 15 mins too long. 3 stars
Hermosa historia de amor tratada con enorme delicadeza y sensibilidad (no incidiendo en las escenas de sexo tan explicito al que nos tiene acostumbrado cierto cine actual al abordar las relaciones homosexuales). Con toques de realismo mágico tan caro a la literatura hispanoamericana, destaca ademas por unas interpretaciones portentosas especialmente la mujer de Miguel. Un descubrimiento. Nota: 9
Wow, I feel very very touched by this movie. Really excellent, very emotive, very clear the story wihout any unncesesary features added. Beautiful photography. Should be better well known among bests queer films, but seeing it such as that would be unfair, cause is full of humanity, concerned with parental ellationships, own integrity in a small village, and love.
i am positively surprised actually how a (provincial) prayerful peruvian community reacts to homosexual adultery. It is somewhere between uncompaniable and concessive in different stages. But definetely so milder than any provincial communities around the world. Though not sure if a movie is right to go about sociological analysis.