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A pyromaniac teen runs away from home in search of a girl who ends up helping him confront his grief and evolving sexuality


It seems like the only things Bruno can control are the fires he starts. He is still grieving his father’s unexpected death, his mother has started a new relationship, and his best friend seems to have a crush on him. Confused and conflicted, Bruno escapes the city in search of a girl he met online.

Although Bruno initially wants to pursue a romantic relationship with this alluring stranger, she ends up forcing him to confront the grief and pain he has been avoiding and address his burgeoning sexual identity. Writer-director Mauricio Calderón Rico paints a fittingly slow-burning portrait of young adulthood, queer identity, and lingering loss, in which the raging flame of adolescence is not just metaphorical.

This film will be followed by a Q&A.


Mauricio Calderón Rico


Mauricio Calderón Rico


Sebástian Rojano, Ximena Ayala, Natalia Quiroz, Ari López



6:00 PM - SVA - Beatrice


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