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Venezuela | 2015 | 93 minutes | Lorenzo Vigas

A wealthy man seeks young men and pays them just for their company until he meets a teenage street thug, beginning a complex and riveting relationship based on constantly fluctuating power, obsession, and sexual desire. Winner of the Golden Lion Award at the Venice Film Festival.

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Armando, a taciturn, middle-aged man of means, cruises the streets of Caracas for tough street boys, whom he pays to undress before him. He picks up the young, angry Elder, who robs him and beats him up. Yet Armando, in the grip of an obsession, asks him back, offering more money. What follows is an intense, enigmatic, and mesmerizing depiction of their deepening relationship, one in which power, disgust, and desire are in a constant and unnerving state of flux. Venezuelan director Lorenzo Vigas' celebrated debut is at once searingly intimate and coolly detached, forcing the viewer to fill in its artfully composed blanks. What both the upper-middle-class man and the poor street kid have in common are fathers they detest, and the viewer senses they are enacting a fateful familial drama beyond their conscious control. Mysterious and disturbing, Vigas' masterly film burrows deeply under your skin.

Director Biography
Lorenzo Vigas is a Venezuelan director, screenwriter, and film producer. He has a degree in molecular biology from the University of Tampa and studied film at New York University. His first feature, Desde Allá, won the Golden Lion for best film at the 72nd Venice Film Festival.

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  • Original Language Title: Desde Allá
  • Director: Lorenzo Vigas
  • Principal Cast: Alfredo Castro, Luis Silva, Jericó Montilla, Catherina Cardozo, Marcos Moreno, Jorge Luis Bosque
  • Country: Venezuela, Mexico
  • Year: 2015
  • Running Time: 93 minutes
  • Producer: Rodolfo Cova, Guillermo Arriaga, Michel Franco, Lorenzo Vigas
  • Screenplay: Lorenzo Vigas
  • Cinematographers: Sergio Armstrong
  • Editors: Isabela Monteiro de Castro
  • Website: Official Film Website
  • Awards: Venice International Film Festival 2015 (Golden Lion), AFI Fest 2015 (Special Jury Mention for Screenplay)
  • Filmography: Debut Feature Film
  • Language: Spanish
  • Has Subtitles: Yes
  • Format: DCP
  • US Distributor: Strand Releasing
  • International Sales: Celluloid Dreams