Undertow | Chicago Reader

Undertow

This touching film by Javier Fuentes-Leon puts a supernatural spin on the familiar premise of the bisexual love triangle. Set in a Peruvian seaside village, it’s the story of a married fisherman who has an affair with a gay painter while waiting for his wife to give birth. When the painter is killed in a swimming accident, his spirit haunts the fisherman, whose grief for his dead lover is exacerbated by his guilt over having betrayed his wife and his embarrassment over nude paintings of him discovered in the artist’s studio. Heartfelt performances, sly humor, and beautiful scenery complement the offbeat but romantic ghost story. In Spanish with subtitles.

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