Retablo is a highly emotional film about the relationship between a father and son, set in the beautiful but harsh landscape of the Andes. The film, which garnered several awards at this year’s Berlinale, follows 14-year-old Segundo and his father Noé as they craft “retablos”, small altars with clay figures that portray families and cultural happenings. This makes Noé a well-respected artist in a macho dominated society. When Segundo discovers Noé with another man, the father-son-relationship changes abruptly.
This text is from the Films from the South Festival, where the film had its Scandinavian Premiere.
"Beautiful and heartwrenching"
"It's difficult to express just what a bold piece of work this film is."
-Eye For Film
Original title Retablo
Director Alvaro Delgado Aparacio
Producer Alvaro Delgado Aparacio & Enid Campos
Production Company Siri Producciones
Norwegian co-producer Dag Hoel
Norwegian co-production company DHF AS
Runtime 1h 40m