Out This Week: Tu Me Manques
“A moving and intellectually rewarding testament to queer life and loss.” – The New York Times
“Tu Me Manques is a triumph, not only because of the bold and creative choices it makes to tell its story, but also for its urgent message of acceptance.” – Remezcla
“Emotional and raw, this is a film which will affect your. Deeply.” – Orca Sound
With the new film Tu Me Manques, director Rodrigo Bellott adapts his own stage play – a theatrical sensation in Bolivia – into an emotional exploration of three men’s struggles to reconcile identity and heritage.
Following the untimely death of his son, Jorge (Oscar Martínez) travels from conservative Bolivia to New York City to confront Gabriel’s boyfriend Sebastian (Fernando Barbosa). While the two battle over Jorge’s inability to accept his son, Sebastian channels his grief into a bold new play in honor of his lost love, in which Gabriel’s inner turmoil is transformed into an eye-popping gay fantasia.
A powerful LGBTQ drama about being one’s true self and finding acceptance, Tu Me Manques was the Official Selection from Bolivia for Academy Award consideration – a landmark achievement for a country with a notorious reputation for homophobia.
Watch the trailer for Tu Me Manques below and click here to pre-order your copy. The film will be available on DVD starting July 13th.