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Shot in a scenic Peruvian fishing village, Undertow is the emotionally powerful story of a secret love between a married man with a pregnant wife and an openly gay artist.

Undertow has won 39 awards and counting:

Audience Award in World Dramatic Competition - Sundance 2010

Outstanding First Feature Jury Award - Frameline Film Fest 2010 Special Programming Award for Artistic Achievement - Outfest 2010 Audience Award in Ibero-American Competition - Miami Int'l Film Fest 2010 Audience Award in Festivalissimo - Montreal Latin American Film Festival 2010 NAHCC Award to Best Hispanic Director - Nashville Film Fest 2010 Special Award for Original Vision - Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Fest Audience Award - Chicago Latino Film Fest 2010 Audience Award, Best Narrative - Provincetown Int'l Film Fest 2010 Jury Award for Best Feature - Philadelphia QFest 2010 Jury Award for Best Director - Philadelphia QFest 2010 Audience Choice Award - Vancouver Gay and Lesbian Film Fest 2010 Audience Award, Best Film - Lima Film Fest 2010 Narrative Feature, Jury Award - Austin Gay and Lesbian Film Fest Best Foreign Film, Audience Award - Outflix Film Fest Best Film - Long Beach Q Film Fest Best Director - Long Beach Q Film Fest Best Feature, Audience Award - ImageOut, Rochester Best Feature, Audience Award - Atlanta Gay and Lesbian Film Fest Favorite Men's Feature, Audience Award - Pittsburgh Gay and Lesbian Fest Favorite Narrative, Audience Award - Seattle Gay and Lesbian Fest Favorite Narrative, Jury Award - Seattle Gay and Lesbian Fest Audience Award - Lima Film Fest On-line Audience Award - Lima Film Fest First Jury Special Mention - New England Ibero-American Fest Best Feature, Jury Award - Skeive Filmer, Oslo Best Film, Audience Award - Cineamissi, Helsinki Best Supporting Actor - Columbian Academy of Film Best LGBT Film - San Sebastian Int'l Film Fest Latin Angel Audience Award - Utrecht Latin American Film Fest Latin Angel Youth Award - Utrecht Latin American Film Fest Best Film, Jury Award - Festival La Chimenea Verde 2010 Audience Award - Cartagena Int'l Film Fest 2010 Mayor of Trencin Honorary Award - Slovakia ArtFilmFest Best First Feature, Audience Award - Galway Int'l Film Fest


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Reasons to Buy

  1. Undertow was Peru's official submission to the 2011 Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film.
  2. Manolo Cardona and Cristian Mercado give excellent performances - full of sexual tension and romantic desire.
  3. The film has won over 13 different awards are festivals around the world - including the coveted Audience Award at Sundance 2010.

DVD Features

Undertow: A Look Inside - Interview with Writer/Director Javier Fuentes-Leon
Interviews with Christian Mercado and Tatiana Astengo
Behing the Scenes Featurette
Deleted Scenes
Trailer
GLAAD PSA: 'Hazte Amigo y Aliado' (con Sofia Vergara)

Information

  • Director: Javier Fuentes-Leon
  • Producer: Javier Fuentes-Leon
  • Producer: Rodrigo Guerrero
  • Writer: Javier Fuentes-Leon
  • Length: 1 hrs. 40 mins.
  • Rating: NR
  • Released: Jun 01 2011
  • Added: Mar 23 2011
  • Production Year: 2009
  • TLA SKU: 1570351
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • UPC Code: 754703763525
  • Catalog #: DV3104532

Reviews

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5 Reviews for Undertow

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Review by Scott Cranin

By: Scott Cranin
In-House Review - Jan 25 2011
Profoundly moving, Undertow is a gay romance like none you've seen before. Set in a gorgeous Peruvian seaside town, this tender, romantic tale positively radiates love. Miguel (Cristian Mercado) and Mariela (Tatiana Astengo) are a popular couple in t... Read More

Review by Grady Harp

By: Grady Harp
Now and then a small quiet film surfaces without ballyhoo or even much press and finds its way before audiences who are deeply moved by a film about which few have even heard. Such is the case for UNDERTOW (CONTRACORRIENTE), a little film from Peru t... Read More
4.00 out of 5

Review by Marty

By: Marty
Beautiful film. A realistic picture of what happens when a simple society is confronted with a complex situation (homosexuality and bisexuality). When it first came out I complained that "Making Love" was too sanitary. This film is anything but sa... Read More
4.00 out of 5

Review by just a reviewer

By: just a reviewer
.....Society....and our Communities tell us: "Not a Ghost of a Chance."

(( When Society, families, others close by and, sadly, even ourselves keep us from being who we are supposed to be.....from loving the person we are supposed to love..... Read More

Review by Amos Lassen

By: Amos Lassen
"Undertow"





A Forbidden Relationship






Amos Lassen




Santiago (Manolo Cardona) is a photographer who loves the Bohemian lifestyle. He is an out gay ma... Read More

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