You can’t get much further off the beaten track than this extraordinary Peruvian drama. And it’s a tribute to the film-makers that nothing about it feels all that strange. The setting is almost abstract: a fishing village with a clear sea, rocky shore, humble shacks, sun-bleached boats and little else. Miguel appears to be a pillar of this community; popular, pious and soon to be a father. But he’s conducting a secret affair with Santiago, the local outsider artist. Just when this is looking like a routine, if distinctive, study of a sexual identity in a conservative community, though, a tragedy occurs (it’s better as a surprise) and the story takes on a curious supernatural aspect. Brokeback Mountain meets Ghost gets you halfway there, but this is a measured, delicate film, set in a vividly evoked landscape. The conclusion might be too lachrymose and melodramatic for most tastes, but if you only see one gay Peruvian fisherman ghost story this year … See the preview in the YouTube section of our website.
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