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Contracorriente

  • Indiewire  News

    Wolfe Swept Up by "Undertow"

    Sundance World Narrative Competition film "Contracorriente" (Undertow) by Peruvian director Javier Fuentes-Leon has been picked up by Wolfe Releasing. Wolfe acquired the film, starring Manolo Cardona ("Beverly Hills Chihuahua"), Cristian Mercado ("Che") and Tatiana Astengo ("Fiesta Patria"), for a "...

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  • Indiewire  Reviews

    REVIEW | Better Than It Sounds: Javier Fuentes-León's "Undertow"

    The Peruvian drama "Undertow" -- not to be confused with David Gordon Green's 2004 thriller of the same name -- manages to work a whole lot better than it sounds on paper. With unabashed sentimentalism, first-time director Javier Fuentes-León assembles the quaint story of Miguel (Christian Mercado), a fisherman stuck between obligations to his pregnant wife Mariela (Tatiana Astengo) and his clandestine affair with a male lover, Santiago (Manolo Cardona). At times turning into a glorified Latin American soap opera, the movie nonetheless overcomes the boundaries of its hackneyed scenario with intense, believable performances and mounting circum...

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