Watch-List: Latin Boys – Six South American Stories Of Same-Sex Sensuality

Latin Boys: Volume #2 is a collection of short films from South America, exploring queer stories and universal themes that will resonate with LGBTQ people around the world.

Showcasing six films, these stories help demonstrate the diversity of people across South America, the uniqueness of some of their experiences, but also the commonality and humanity that binds us all.

Seat Belt (Cinturón de Seguridad?), directed by Jonathan Anzo

Country: Mexico

Julio and Damian are a couple that have just adopted smart and shy five year old Andrés. Damian dotes on the boy, his adoption being a life-changing moment for him, while Julio feels somewhat put upon as the breadwinner in the family. Soon after, a family tragedy occurs that puts Julio at a cross road, and questioning his parenthood.

Cast: Fernando Siqueira, Marcos Oliveira, Igor Pushinov

Before It’s Too Late (Antes que seja tarde), directed by Leandro Goddinho

Country: Brazil

Brazil, the first week of 2019. A new president takes office in a scenario of fanaticism, prejudice, and violence. Locked in a hotel room, two teenagers decide to change the course of their lives, before it’s too late.

Cast: Fernando Siqueira, Marcos Oliveira, Igor Pushinov

Ajar (Entreabierto), directed by Camila Souto

Country: Uruguay

Twenty-something Bruno moves in to become roommates with Felipe. Before long, Felipe realises he is feeling attracted to his roommate, a desire he was not expecting, and that he is not prepared for.

Cast: Gabriel Manfrú, Santiago Musetti, Vanessa Cánepa

Gaucho, directed by Matias Magnano

Country: Argentina

Maikol and Darío want to escape their everyday crushing reality, at least for a day. They spend their last pennies to get to the mountains where, taking refuge in tranquility and mutual love, they manage to get a grasp of happiness. But freedom does not seem to be so available to them.

Cast: Mariano Cornejo, Mariano Ludueña

The Grey Zones (Las zonas grises), directed by Daniel Mateo Vallejo

Country: Colombia

At the age of 21, Nicolás decides to get his first HIV test. He is plagued by uncertainty as he awaits the results.

Cast: Sebastián Ramírez Porras, Carmen Emilia Porras, Uribe Juan José Villegas Agudelo

Orizaba’s Peak (Pico de Orizaba), directed by Jaime Fidalgo

Country: Mexico

In a cozy bistro, an increasingly heated discussion between two best friends reveals their latent sexual prejudices, as one admits to feeling finally set free by a book he has just read. Crossed wires lead to an increasing number of mezcal shots and more in this light-hearted look at male bonding gone haywire.

Cast: Luis Alberti, Juan Pablo Castañeda

Latin Boys is distributed by NQV Media

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