Peruvian Film RETABLO Wins First Film Award at Frameline


The Peruvian film Retablo by Álvaro Delgado Aparicio was the winner of the First Feature Award at the 42nd edition of Frameline, the San Francisco International LGBTQ Film Festival.

Retable follows Noé, a renowned artisan of intricate altarpieces—known as retablos—who prepares his teenage son Segundo to carry on the family craft. But Noé's clandestine homosexual life fractures their father-son bond within a conservative patriarchal culture where alleged crimes are met with brutal ostracism.

A poignant coming-of-age story, thee film was the winner of both a Teddy Newcomer Award and a Crystal Bear Special Jury Mention at this year’s Berlin International Film Festival.