East Coast Premiere
Dir: Papu Curotto, Argentina, Brazil, 2016, 83 mins, in Spanish with English subtitles
Sexy and heartfelt, this handsome drama explores a second chance at love as childhood friends Matías and Jerónimo reunite in their hometown of Paso de los Libres, Argentina, on the banks of the Uruguay River. The summer before high school, the teens’ close friendship transformed into something deeper, but their mutual attraction never came to fruition. More than a decade later they meet again, and the chemistry between them is palpable, but now Matías has a girlfriend who has traveled to his hometown for Carnival. Seeing his old friend, now so comfortable and confident in his skin, reawakens Matías’ feelings. A powerful film that elicits feelings of nostalgia for our own adolescence and for the long-forgotten romances from our past, ESTEROS offers a satisfying glimpse into what might have been (and what might still be).
Writer: Andi Nachon Cast: Ignacio Rogers, Esteban Masturini, Joaquín Parada