Retablo

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Retablo

Directed by Alvaro Delgado Aparicio | Peru | 101 min | Spanish, Quechua with English Subtitles
Fourteen-year-old Segundo follows in his father’s footsteps crafting retablos, vividly hand-painted folk altars immortalizing family and religious life. But the discovery of his father’s secret threatens to upend their family’s already precarious existence amid a staunchly Catholic and honor-based society in the rural Andes. Junior Bejar delivers a captivating, deeply felt performance as a youth torn between the family profession and his own coming of age in this heart-wrenching Quechua-language drama.