UNCLES

TI@S

By John PETRIZZELLI

CENTRO NACIONAL AUTONOMO DE CINEMATOGRAFIA (CNAC) - as DISTR Theatrical, DVD-video, VENEZUELA / PROMO

Documentary - Completed 2014

This documentary tells the stories of a group of old age gay and transgender uncles and their nephews and nieces, all from different social classes and human nature.

Festivals
& Awards

Ventana Sur 2015
Video Library
Festival Internacional de Cine LGBTI El Lugar Sin Límites 2015
FESTIVAL DE NUEVO CINE LATINOAMERICANO DE LA HABANA 2015
Libercine 2015
    • Year of production
    • 2014
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • VENEZUELA
    • Languages
    • SPANISH
    • Duration
    • 81 mn
    • Director(s)
    • John PETRIZZELLI
    • Writer(s)
    • John PETRIZZELLI
    • Producer(s)
    • John PETRIZZELLI (Infinito Films), Adriana HERRERA (Alfareria Cinematografica)
    • Synopsis
    • This documentary tells the stories of a group of old age gay and transgender uncles and
      their nephews and nieces, all from different social classes and human nature. The stories
      explore different relationships like the one of a neurotic and fanciful uncle, already dead,
      and his nephew, the writer and director of the documentary. An old drag queen sells
      Tupperware from door to door while his nephew, a young choreographer tries to train
      homeless teenagers as dancers.
      Other tales nurture the narration as the one of an old gay man that sews for a living in a
      slum of Caracas and his niece, a young mother that fights for survival in that harsh
      environment. A lonely hairdresser tries to keep himself at the top of his profession in spite of
      his age while an old actor and dancer lives from his remembrances in a dilapidated lower
      middle class building. A poet fights against mental disease while he writes about forbidden
      love. Finally, an activist reflects about his youth, struggling against homophobia in the
      Venezuela of the 1980' s.
      The stories move from their everyday life to the transcendental, searching into the realm of
      gayness, old age, solitude and the expectation of death.