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a short film by Sergio Tovar Velarde.

2011 | 7 mins | Mexico.

the achingly bittersweet story of a love, forever lost.

starring: Andrés Negrete as Mauricio and Enrique Villanueva as Alfonso.

Official Synopsis:

A gay couple must break up due the impossibility of one of them to accept his homosexuality.

Dave says:

Released three years before writer and director Sergio Tovar Velarde charmed us with his captivating look at the emotional rollercoaster of life and love, that is Four Moons, here he delivered an achingly bittersweet story that charted a pair of lovers last hours together, before one leaves the man he loves for the sake of social conformity, seemingly unable or perhaps unwilling to accept his true sexuality.

Yes; there's no happy ending here folks, given this is a tale of woe, as a loving couple break up solely on account of the impossibility of one of the men to accept his homosexuality. But before the last goodbye, our pair of star-crossed lovers do what anyone would under such circumstances, with acts of sexual intimacy obviously high on the farewell agenda. Yet between scenes of sexual embrace, lies a series of heartfelt pleads from one to the other to accept who he is and the life they could have together; alas, to no avail.

Filmed in a meandering in / out-of-focus, frequently close-up style, this physically intimate piece (both actors are clearly at ease in each other's naked company), is akin to eavesdropping on the lovers' final moments together, as we come to witness the loving couple have sex for the final time, hold hands for the last time and saying a fond farewell - forever. Realistically played and backed by the classic melody Flor de azalea by noted Mexican singer / actor Jorge Negrete; check it out, albeit in Spanish with French subtitles, and the universal language of a love, forever lost.

›› check out the Official FreeView on Vimeo.

Gay Visibility - overt. 
Nudity - bare-arsed cheek. 
Overall - file under ... 3 stars. 

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