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On selected Sundays, the Facets Cinémathèque proudly presents a monthly series featuring contemporary Latin American films. Curated by Cinema Tropical.
SEXUAL DEPENDENCY (DEPENDENCIA SEXUAL)
Critic's Prize Locarno Film Fest
"Its tenacious director, keeps true to a big vision...With its wild, worthwhile ending, Sexual Dependency uncovers something macro about teenagers, who are usually studied only in microcosm." -The New York Times
"Bellot possesses the confidence to lay out seemingly predictable scenarios, merely to subvert them...Bellot may very well go from being a talent to watch to being one to envy." -Time Out New York
"Sexual Dependency has the passion and scope of Amores Perros and Y Tu Mamá También." -Los Angeles Times
"The Bolivian Titanic...a courageous examination of machismo eloquently expressed." -Screen International
"Provides a sobering look at youthful sexuality...Bellott's roving eye makes him a filmmaker to watch" -Chicago Reader
Five different teenagers in the U.S. and Bolivia strive to make sense of
their sexuality, revealing what is universal about the human experience.
These characters from diverse backgrounds-a rich stud, a poor Bolivian
school girl, a Colombian boy visiting his Bolivian cousin, an African
American college student and a secretly gay football player/model-have
nothing in common except the desire to experience true intimacy. Their
stories unfold and overlap as they become victims of their own sexual
dependencies, self-perceptions and illusions. With unusual vitality and
immediacy, director Rodrigo Bellott structures stories around issues of
gender, rape and sexuality in which the characters struggle with their
identities, reaching for ideals that represent everything they feel they are
supposed to be, but are not. This stylistically ambitious film-Bellott uses a split-screen
throughout-is the first Bolivian release since 1997.
Directed by Rodrigo
Bellott, Bolivia/U.S.A, 2003, 105 mins. In Spanish and English with English