This program features a special work-in-progress screening of director Rodrigo Bellot’s new feature film Tu Me Manques starring Oscar Martinez and Rossy de Palma. Tu Me Manques is the culmination of a project begun as part of Bellot’s fellowship in Queer|Art|Mentorship. Bellot will be joined by production designer and Queer|Art Mentor Avram Finkelstein (Silence = Death Collective) for a post-screening conversation.
Synopsis: In Bolivia, Jorge meets his son’s ex-boyfriend Sebastian over an accidental skype chat during which Jorge reveals that his son Gabriel has committed suicide. This encounter—full of guilt, regret, and anger—triggers an unexpected turn as Jorge decides to go to New York to find out what happened to Gabriel, meet Sebastian and their friends, and find answers to the questions he desperately seeks. Jorge arrives full of prejudice and fear, but encounters a community of people full of hope and strength despite their history of personal and collective oppression. The stories of Jorge, Sebastian, and Gabriel, each in a different time, gradually intertwine and finally come together in a transcendent moment of shared recognition that has surprising resonance throughout their home country.
Please note: This is a work-in-progress screening. The film is not yet open for review.