Screening of the highly acclaimed Peruvian drama at Barbican cinema
Segundo is a young apprentice learning how to make retablos – artisan story-boxes depicting personal scenes – under the tutelage of his adored father. One day, Segundo discovers that his father has been unfaithful to his wife with other men. In a community defined by traditional values, Segundo decides to keep this revelation a secret, even as it threatens to tear his world apart.
Alvaro Delgado Aparicio’s beautiful, powerful drama features excellent performances, especially from Junior Bejar as the conflicted teen, struggling with complex emotions in the oppressive environment of an isolated village, where male vulnerability is held in contempt.
More info at: https://www.barbican.org.uk/whats-on/2019/event/retablo-18