From Afar

Desde allá, feature film, drama, Venezuela, Mexico, 2015

DIRECTED BY: Lorenzo Vigas

From Afar

Alfredo Castro,
Luis Silva

Lorenzo Vigas

Sergio Armstrong


Vigas’ turbulent story set in the poor neighborhood of Caracas reveals a complex relationship between two men from different worlds. This multi-layered film examines the psyche of a man who cannot stand physical contact. Older and well-off Armando lures attractive young men to his home. He does not want to touch them, he just watches them. After his violent encounter with the seventeen-year old delinquent Elder, Armando becomes obsessed with the man. Over time there develops an unexpected intimacy… 

The film won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival as best film in 2015.

color, digital, 93 min