DESDE ALLÁ

FROM AFAR

By Lorenzo VIGAS

FILM FORUM - as CONS

Drama - Completed 2015

Wealthy middle-aged Armando’s first encounter with street thug teenager Elder is financially motivated and violent, but an unexpected intimacy emerges, tainted by a haunted past...

Festivals
& Awards

La Biennale di Venezia - Venice FF 2015
Competition Golden Lion for Best Film
Toronto - TIFF 2015
Discovery
San Sebastian 2015
SPECIAL MENTION - LUIS SILVA
    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • VENEZUELA, MEXICO
    • Languages
    • SPANISH
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Lorenzo VIGAS
    • Writer(s)
    • Lorenzo VIGAS
    • Producer(s)
    • Rodolfo COVA, Guillermo ARRIAGA, Michel FRANCO, Lorenzo VIGAS
    • Synopsis
    • Wealthy middle-aged Armando (Alfredo Castro) lures young men to his home with money. He doesn’t want to touch, only watch from a strict distance. He also follows an elderly businessman with whom he seems to have had a traumatic relationship. Armando’s first encounter with street thug Elder (Luis Silva) is violent, but this doesn’t discourage the lonely man’s fascination with the tough handsome teenager. Financial interest keeps Elder visiting him regularly and an unexpected intimacy emerges. But Armando's haunted past looms large, and Elder commits the ultimate act of affection on Armando’s behalf.

      FROM AFAR is the shattering feature debut from Venezuelan writer-director Lorenzo Vigas. Set in Caracas’ chaotic lower class communities, Vigas’ turbulent story reveals the complex bond between two men worlds apart.

      A Guillermo Arriaga, Gabriel Ripstein and Michel Franco slow-burn psychological thriller production.
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