Against the stunning backdrop of the Peruvian Andes, 14-year old Segundo is being groomed to follow his father’s footsteps in the traditional folk art of retablo making.
When he stumbles across a heartbreaking secret his father is harbouring, Segundo will come to face the raw reality of his deeply religious and conservative landscape, as well as a more profound connection with his father than he’d ever imagined.
Starring Magaly Solier ("The Milk of Sorrow", "Magallanes") and Amiel Cayo ("Oliver's Deal", "NN"), this coming-of age story masterfully explores the weight of heritage, the boundaries of love, and the burdens of family expectations and stars.
Winner: 2017 Lima Latin American Film Festival, Best Peruvian Film.
Winner: 2018 Berlin International Film Festival, Crystal Bear - Special Mention, Best Feature Film.
Winner: 2018 Berlin International Film Festival, TEDDY Newcomer Award for Best First Feature Film.
“As lovingly assembled as its titular hand-crafted altars, and as strikingly detailed as its stunning Peruvian Andes backdrop, Retablo understands a crucial coming-of-age truth: that young hearts and minds can only learn, grow and mature in response to the world around them” - Screen Daily
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