Cine Latino: Undertow

Directed by Javier Fuentes-León (Peru 2009)

Part of the Spring 2011 Cine Latino Series

April 6, 2011

Undertow movie trailer


Miguel, a fisherman in a small Peruvian fishing village, and his wife Mariela are active in the local church and happily expecting their first child. But Miguel is also in love with Santiago, an urban transplant who first came to the village to paint. When Santiago drowns accidentally, he cannot pass peacefully to the other side. He returns to ask Miguel to look for his body and bury it according to the rituals of the town. Miguel must choose between sentencing Santiago to eternal torment or doing right by him and, in turn, revealing their relationship to Mariela — and the entire village. 100 minutes. Spanish with English subtitles.