Macho
Macho

Macho

Screening:

    Thursday 7 October 8:00pm

  • Screening with "-C-"

Runtime:

76 mins

Director: Rafael Palacio Illingworth Country: Mexico, Switzerland, USA
Writer: Rafael Palacio Illingworth Original Format: Super 35mm
Dir. of Photography: Autumn Cheyenne Durald Print Source: Sarah Orazio
Producer: Eleonore Meier
Cast: Jolene Andersen,Rafael Palacio Illingworth

Film Details

EU Premiere

Short Synopsis:

Paul and Sofi had the perfect romance... Until it became a long distance relationship. Now he has concerns and she has complaints. They are struggling to find a common ground.

Repeat Screening:


Friday 8 October 17:15 pm
Screen B
Apollo Cinema Piccadilly Circus,
19 Lower Regent street,

Book Open Soon

Review:

Paul, a young art student from Mexico is now living in L.A.. He’s still on the rebound from the collapse of his relationship with Mariana when he meets the statuesque Canadian, Sofi, who is in town on a  visit from Vancouver. After their first meeting they fall in love and as Sofi returns back home, their long distance romance begins. This pared-down love story is told in a series of intimate vignettes ranging from the conversational to the sexually intimate.

 The first problem to emerge in their relationship is one of geography as Paul is firmly L.A. based while Sofi is not prepared to uproot herself from  Vancouver. The pair struggle hard to maintain their early passion via calls and infrequent meetings but before long their initial lust has turned to ennui  - on the part of Sofi at least, while the ever-needy Paul struggles to retain a foothold in her life as he attempts to come to terms with his myriad of insecurities.

 The multi-faceted Mexican director, Rafael Palacio Illingworth plays Paul ,while the stunning Canadian newcomer, Jolene Andersen shines as Sofi

 An intimate portrayal of the various stages in a relationship, this is a debut feature from Illingworth who also has a short in the Venice film festival this year.  Macho was recently picked up for distribution by the IFC in New York.

 

All films to be screened at:

Apollo Cinema: Piccadilly Circus
19 Lower Regent Street
London
SW1Y 4LR