1h 47min | Drama | 6 May 1999 (Argentina)
Yepeto is a professor in his 50’s, a prestigious writer who holds a chair in the literature department. Cecilia, an 18 year old student is the object of Antonio’s desire. (Antonio is a young athlete, also very attractive.) Yepeto starts to feel passionately, but silently attracted to Cecilia, while at the same time, builds up his friendship with Antonio. Will this force Yepeto to give up, out of loyalty to his friend and student Antonio, all contact with his desired student Cecilia?
Many, including myself, have considered this complex Argentine drama as the finest film from Latin America this past year. The four prizes the film won at the prestigious Havana Film Festival, and the Best Actor award recently bestowed on the film at the annual Miami Hispanic Film Festival support the claim. The film, adapted from an acclaimed Argentine play, is highlighted by knockout performances by its lead Actor as an aging professor, and two of his much younger students. Many themes, including generational differences, jealousy, and friendship are uniquely explored. Don’t miss it.
Director: Eduardo Calcagno
Writers: Eduardo Calcagno, Roberto Cossa (adaptation)
Stars: Ulises Dumont, Nicolás Cabré, Malena Figo