New York City Premiere
Teddy Award for Best First Feature, Berlinale 2018
Grand Jury Prizes for Best First Feature, Frameline & Inside Out
Dir. Alvaro Delgado Aparicio, Peru/Germany/Norway, 2018, 95 mins
As his name suggests, fourteen year-old Segundo Paucar (Junior Behar) is his father Noé’s (Amiel Cayo) most devoted apprentice. Together, they craft intricate storyboxes—consisting of a cabinet, hand-painted figurines, and a lot of heart—for Peruvian families. Upon discovering his father with another man, Segundo struggles to accept his father’s delicate touch and its beautiful byproducts. With this award-winning debut feature, Alvaro Delgado Aparicio emphasizes his devotion to the touching and fraught power structure that afflicts fathers and sons. In RETABLO, patience in art and relationships might be tragically condemned by society, yet they are fiercely rewarded by family.
Writer: Alvaro Delgado Aparicio, Héctor Gálvez
Cast: Amiel Cayo, Junior Béjar Roca, Magaly Solier