INTERNATIONAL FILM SERIES:
Sponsored by International Affairs and MTSU Films Committee
Saturday, April 14, 2012 at 6PM
Undertow (2009, Peru)
Peru's National Entry to the 2011 Academy Awards. "In this unique ghost story set on the Peruvian seaside, a married fisherman struggles to reconcile his devotion to his lover within his town's rigid traditions. Miguel, a handsome young fisherman, and his beautiful bride, Mariela are about to welcome their first child. But Miguel harbors a secret; he's in love with Santiago, a painter, who is ostracized by the town because he's gay. After a tragic accident, Miguel must choose between sentencing Santiago to eternal torment or doing right by him and, in turn, revealing their relationship to Mariela—and the entire village.