Friday, February 1, 2013


2009 Peruvian Feature
Alternate Title: Contracorriente

Cast: Cristian Mercado, Tatiana Astengo, Manolo Cardona, Attilia Boschetti, José Chacaltana, Maria Edelmira Palomino, Julio Humberto Cavero, Haydeé Cáceres and Emilram Cossío
Writer/Director: Javier Fuentes-León

Following the accidental death of his secret lover Santiago, married fisherman Miguel must come to terms with his true self. He is urged on in his emotional journey by the spirit of Santiago.


  • Internet Movie Database: 7.5/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes - Critics: 88% / Audience: 88%
  • Metacritic - Critics: 76% / Audience: 8.4 %
  • OMG rating: 9/10

  • DVD/Blu-ray: Available
  • Soundtrack: Available


  • L.A. Outfest Award for Outstanding Artistic Achievement.
  • Gay & Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association Dorian Award nominee for LGBT-Themed Film of the Year.
  • GLAAD Media Award nomination for Outstanding Film - Limited Release. 
  • Movie Dearest Award for Foreign Film of the Year.
  • San Francisco International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival Award for Best First Feature.
  • Sundance Film Festival Audience Award for World Cinema - Dramatic.

  • Peru's official entry for the Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award.

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