Leo's Room (El cuarto de Leo)

 

Year: 2009
Country: URUGUAY
Run Time: 92 minutes

Leo is a student whose wide eyes and curly hair project sensitive boyishness. He is vaguely aware that there's something wrong with his relationship with beautiful Andrea. What's worse, Leo's mom is pressuring them to get married. Uncomfortable with Andrea's requests for sex, Leo pretends he has to study. He goes to hide in the apartment he shares with a pothead who spends his days watching "Star Wars." Away from everyone's prying eyes, Leo searches online for friends. Timid and awkward at first, he invites one or two men to his room, only to have them leave when he says he just wants to talk. Then Leo stumbles into old girlfriend Caro, who has become listless and chronically depressed. As they grow closer, he finds that she, too, has a repressed secret. Leo's visits to an understanding therapist, plus his new love for a candid man named Seba, help him begin to answer his questions about himself. LEO'S ROOM explores the moments of unexpected connection that can lead to confession and acceptance. Love, loss, grief, guilt, desires, and fear are all more easily managed if we have the courage to face them. (In Spanish with subtitles) – B.B.

CIFF Screenings

Wednesday, March 24, 2010 at 4:35 PM

Saturday, March 27, 2010 at 11:30 AM

Director
Enrique Buchichio

Producer
Nicolas Duval-Adassovsky, Laurent Zeitoun, Yann Zenou

Screenplay
Olivier Nakache, Éric Toledano

Cinematography
Mathieu Vadepied

Editing
Dorian Rigal-Ansous

Principal Cast
François Cluzet, Omar Sy

Director Bio
Enrique Buchichio was born in Montevideo, Uruguay. He studied social communication at the Uruguayan University of Labor and then at the Uruguayan Film School. He has worked as a film critic and contributor to several publications.

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LEO'S ROOM (2009)

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This film is presented with the generous support of TIM LEIDEN in honor of PFLAG Cleveland's 25th anniversary.

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