You’ll Never Be Alone

Chile | 2016 | 81 minutes | Alex Anwandter

When his cross-dressing teenage son suffers a brutally violent attack, a mannequin-factory manager desperately seeks help and, when none can be found, is forced to take matters into his own hands. Based on a true story.

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Blossoming into his identity as a gay teen, Pablo (newcomer Andrew Bargsted) finds refuge from Santiago's drab, dangerous streets in his brightly lit, rose-hued room, lip-syncing to his favorite romantic ballads while clad in a sequined gown, hoping to one day make his mark as a drag performer, all while his father Juan (Sergio Hernandez, No, Gloria) stews in his own workaday life as a supervisor at a mannequin factory, knowingly blind to his son's burgeoning sense of self. When a brutal betrayal by closeted neighbor Felix (Jaime Leiva) puts Pablo's life in the balance, Juan must confront his failure to truly connect with his son while navigating a callous insurance industry, staggering medical bills, a duplicitous supervisor, and an indifferent culture, leading to a devastating choice made to ensure Pablo's ongoing care. Based in part on the 2012 murder of gay Chilean Daniel Zamudio, this unforgettable debut feature from electropop musician Alex Anwandter is a powerful treatise on Chile's generational divide: one side challenging machismo and pushing against convention to bring long-overdue change, the other following a prescribed route toward safety and security. Evocatively filmed by cinematographer Matías Illanes, You'll Never Be Alone is at once a pointed social critique, an engrossing tale of betrayal and redemption, and a stirring testament to a father's love.

Director Biography
Chilean musician, producer, and director Alex Anwandter earned fame as the lead singer of indie-pop band Teleradio Donoso. For years he's directed and produced his own music videos and even worked as a coach on Chile's version of "The Voice." You'll Never Be Alone marks his directorial feature debut.

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  • Original Language Title: Nunca vas a estar solo
  • Director: Alex Anwandter
  • Principal Cast: Sergio Hernández, Andrew Bargstead, Gabriela Hernández, Edgardo Bruna, Antonia Zegers
  • Premiere Status: US Premiere
  • Country: Chile
  • Year: 2016
  • Running Time: 81 minutes
  • Producer: Isabel Orellana Guarello
  • Screenplay: Alex Anwandter
  • Cinematographers: Matías Illanes
  • Editors: Felipe Gálvez
  • Music: Alex Andwanter
  • Website: Official Film Website
  • Awards: Berlinale 2016 (Teddy Award, Special Jury Award), Guadalajara International Film Festival 2016 (Grand Prize)
  • Filmography: Debut Feature Film
  • Language: Spanish
  • Has Subtitles: Yes
  • Format: DCP
  • International Sales: Wide Management