The Blonde One

Marco Berger

Marco Berger

Director

Country

Argentina

Format

Feature film

Year

2019

Duration

1 h 48 mins

Previous Festivals/Awards

Official Selection, 2019 BFI Flare

Stream

Premieres

Interests

Gay, Latinx, Romance

Things grow hot and heavy between roommates Gabriel and Juan in this steamy, heartfelt film from acclaimed Argentinian director, Marco Berger (Plan B; Absent; Taekwondo).

Gabriel is attracted to his roommate and co-worker, Juan. But what chance does Gabriel have, given the number of women streaming in and out of Juan’s bedroom? Overcoming his shyness, Gabriel takes a risk and makes the first move. To his surprise, he finds Juan eagerly responsive. But as their relationship intensifies, Juan wonders if he can give Gabriel what he wants—to bring their relationship out into the open.

Marco Berger sets the story in the characters’ everyday lives, and shows subtle signals of attraction as well as the pervasive homophobia and machismo that impacts Gabriel and Juan’s deepening love.

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TIFF Bell Lightbox 1
350 King Street West
Toronto, ON
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