Venci Kostov wrote (along with Enrique de Tomás) and directed The Son, an outstanding 22-minute short film for which the director won the award for Best Spanish Short Film at the 17th LesGaiCineMad festival, one which we know at first hand to be highly anticipated within the LGBT circles.

Peter, played by Ignacio Montes, is a 17-year-old boy who goes to school like all kids his age, though in the evenings he likes to go for a stroll with his close friends, looking for same-sex couples in parks and car parks and to frighten some of them. However on the inside, Pedro is different because he has the best mother in the world: a mother who makes the best lentils in the world, one who that loves him. Although, his father does not like his mother’s lentils.

The film deals with the problem of social intolerance towards sexual freedom in all its complexity, from the inside out: the family unit and its representation at the school level; the trauma of a festering past and, above all, the lack of acceptance of oneself and its consequences in society. Delusion, ignorance, guilt, cowardice, and thier terrible consequences.

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