Undertow is the story of Miguel, a fisherman who lives with his pregnant wife Mariela in a village on the Peruvian coast. Active in the community and their church, Miguel and Mariela would seem to have the perfect life. But Miguel is hiding a secret.
Santiago is an artist who has been coming to the seaside since he was a child. But he keeps to himself and shows no one his work. No one except Miguel. Egged on by the town gossip, the local populace has come to the conclusion that the artist is a bit queer.
And when that same gossip puts two and two together, both mens’ lives are changed forever. After Santiago drowns, dragged down by the dangerous currents offshore, it is up to Miguel to take responsibility for his actions and set things right again. It is up to Miguel to let Santiago finally find peace.
Beautifully filmed and accompanied by a gorgeous Latin soundtrack, Undertow won the Audience Favorite Award at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival as well as numerous awards at film festivals around the world.
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