Tu Me Manques
New York Premiere
Dir. Rodrigo Bellott, USA/Bolivia, 2019, 105 mins
*Ticket includes film and entrance to the Closing Night Party at B. On Top Rooftop Lounge at the Gansevoort Hotel, Meatpacking.*
After his son Gabriel passes away, conservative Bolivian patriarch Jorge (Oscar Martínez) accidentally Skypes Gabriel’s ex-boyfriend Sebastian (Fernando Barbosa), leading him on a journey from Bolivia to New York City in search for the truth about his child. Based on writer/director Rodrigo Bellott’s own electrifying and influential play, TU ME MANQUES is an inspiring story that celebrates community, love, and storytelling and excavates both familial and international homophobia with tremendous tact and care.
Bolivia’s official Oscar submission for Best International Feature Film, Bellott’s spellbinding and playfully shot film explores the connections between art and memory with extraordinary candor and confidence and features a varied cast of international superstars (including Pedro Almodóvar favorite Rossy De Palma). TU ME MANQUES, the recipient of Outfest’s U.S. Screenwriting Prize, is a revelation, and serves as a powerful love letter to New York City, Bolivia, and the function of art to provide LGBTQ visibility and save lives throughout the world.
Writer: Rodrigo Bellott
Cast: Oscar Martinez, Rossy de Palma, Fernando Barbosa
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