Retablo (New: DVD)
Segundo Paucar, a 14-year-old boy wants to become a master story-box maker just like his father to carry on with the family legacy. On his way to a community celebration in the Andes, Segundo accidentally observes his father in a situation that shatters his whole world. Trapped in a chauvinistic environment, Segundo will try to deal in silence with all that is happening to him.
Beautiful and heartwrenching. --Indiewire
Aparicio examines societal notions of masculinity, and how an artistic temperament can be both a vulnerability and a lifeline in a harsh world --Chicago Reader
A captivating, deeply felt performance. --The Advocate