JOSÉ

19-year-old José and his doting mother lead impoverished, working class lives in Guatemala City. They keep themselves afloat with small jobs, selling sandwiches illegally and dashing around the city delivering food to drivers. While his mother devotes all her free time to church, José spends his arranging secret meetings on dating apps. That is, until he meets Luis, a construction worker who makes him question and self-reflect on the quiet suffering he has been enduring all his life. As José discovers a world far more tender and passionate than the culture of violence, sexism, and homophobia he has been brought up in, José carefully portrays the clash between a new generation’s evolving attitudes and the traditional culture and beliefs so deeply embedded in Guatemalan society.

  • Enrique Salanic, Manolo Herrera, Ana Cecilia Mota
  • Cheng Li
  • Cheng Li
  • 85 minutes
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