15min | Short, Drama | 22 May 2010 (France)
Chile, 1986. Luchito masturbates while he contemplates Manuel, his 16-year-old neighbor, whom he can see standing by a window. Manuel discovers his sexuality. The window turns into an erotic cinematographic world that awakens a curiosity in Luchito, with disastrous repercussions for Manuel.
I loved this short. Luchito in love with his neighbor (Pedro Campos ufff hahaha) in Chilean dictatorship era, that is the main plot of the story and although I did not live in that time I felt very identified with the protagonist’s life and what happened to me when I was his age.
Idenficable history but with a very sad ending (I was not very comfortable with that, why Luchito indifference?), although that detail is the first Chilean gay short I see (i do not think that there are more) and I enjoyed it, it’s one of my favorites, the song of Gloria Benavides also gives a special touch. If you have the chance to see it then do it.
Director: Marialy Rivas
Writers: Rodrigo Bellott, Marialy Rivas
Stars: Alfonso David, Pedro Campos, Paula Zúñiga