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The Temblores in the Berlinale Panorama : there is No God, nowhere

Four crucifixes hanging on the living room wall. So all of them have always before their eyes, that the Belief in this wealthy house on the outskirts of Guatemala City, on top of everything. As is well-known that the youngest son and father of two Pablo (Juan Pablo Olyslager) has a relationship to a man, reacted in shock the Rest of the family, dismissive and uncomprehending.

Pablo is does not matter, he moves in with his lover, the much poorer, a fun-loving Francisco (Mauricio Armas),. But when he loses his job and his wife prohibits him then dealing with his children, it dawns on him that he has to embark on a serious path. "This is the price to be gay?", he asks Francisco, who says: "you thought that it is easy to be a faggot? We are not here in Luxembourg.“

Hopeless sound

This bitterness, also funny Moment of breaking with the otherwise consistent drama mode of Jayro Bustamantes "Temblores". The Director, whose debut "Ixcanul" by 2015 in the competition of delivery, before the muted shades of green and brown for his second feature film, selected to match the gloom, the Pablo. His family is trying all means and implacable hardness to bring your sinful member back on track. A key role of the pastor (Sabrina De La Hoz), who heads the Evangelical Church of the family. The always in business costumes-occurring members of the clergy, in whose worship, with uplifted arms prayed for by credit card will be donated, also has a re-education course for Gays in the offer. Pablo is pushed, a people despise to take part – of the Trip.

"Temblores" – the title refers to two small earthquakes in the Film and on the vibration of Pablo's life – is for the recent striking increase in the interest of the Latin American cinema to queer issues. At the Berlinale The heirs", from Paraguay, and "A fantastic woman" from Chile in the competition were running about ", in Panorama, there are other examples. Bustamante suggests a hope looser sound than his colleagues, which appears in the face of Gay hostility from Pablo's surroundings and his self-hatred, however, is quite appropriate.

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"Ixcanul" at the Berlinale in tops and roots

Jan Schulz-Ojala

9.2., 9am (Cinemaxx 7), 10.2., 17 At (Cubix 9), 12.2., 22 At (Colosseum 1), 16.2., 19 PM (Zoo Palast 1)

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