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GLUE

Argentina, 2006 (MIFF 2007, Jaguar International Panorama)

Director: Alexis Dos Santos

GLUE

What is a hormonal teen in the middle of small-town Patagonia to do? Informed by director Alexis Dos Santos' own youth, the energetic and sensual Glue represents the emergence of another exciting, new Argentinian filmmaker. The focus of the film is a budding singer/songwriter, the skinny and androgynous 16-year-old Lucas. His best friend is drummer Nacho: Quieter, better-looking, more jock-like. The pair are very close. Unsurprisingly, sex is uppermost in their minds and Lucas' inchoate attraction to Nacho fuels the kinds of prankish games beloved by teens worldwide. Awkwardness and sexual confusion have been seen before in the context of growing up but Dos Santos goes beyond the norm, introducing an engaging element of subjectivity. An organic and raw picture of adolescence, both specific and universal.

D/S Alexis Dos Santos P Alexis Dos Santos, Soledad Gatti-Pascual WS The Bureau Film Company TD digibeta/2006/110min

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