The Strong Ones

Omar Zúñiga Hidalgo

Omar Zúñiga Hidalgo





Feature film




1 h 38 mins

Previous Festivals/Awards


International Showcase


Gay, Hispanic, Romance

Located on the coast of southern Chile, the town of Niebla (“fog” in Spanish) is a uniquely evocative historic site and a stunning setting for a sexy story of romance and self-discovery.

While down south visiting his sister and her husband, big city boy Lucas (Samuel González) meets small-town boatswain Antonio (Antonio Altamirano). The two young men first get to know each other piling firewood. Although Niebla’s not the most open-minded place for a gay courtship, it’s not the main obstacle standing in their way. What rachets up the tension is the distinct path each man has been following—and would like to follow—in life.

Considered an expansion of writer-director Omar Zúñiga Hidalgo’s 2015 award-winning short San Cristóbal, his debut feature, Los Fuertes sparkles with scenic delights: bike rides, bingo, beach walks, adorable toques and excellent performances from handsome young actors.

Oct 1st, Noon to Oct 11th, 11:59 PM (ET)

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