Desde alla

Directed by Lorenzo Vigas

Venezuela, 2015

HOME, 20 April 2016

Desde alla

This dark film has at its centre a relationship between an older man and a younger one, who is a sort of sensitive street punk.

It is an edgy, fraught relationship: callous, needy, sadomasochistic, on one side increasingly passionate. The two men are mismatched and it is not clear who is using who, or indeed whether love might blossom from out of this arid soil. Breaking through the barrier that prevents intimacy seems to require an act of violence – and it comes soon enough. There is something of the flavour of the fiction of Genet, Mishima and Goytisolo to this very dark and fascinating film.

A study of trust and intimacy and the inability to love.