Men of Hard Skin
(Hombres de Piel Dura)
Saturday April 27th 2019, 9:15 pm
Runtime: 96 mins
Director: José Celestino Campusano
Genre: Drama, Gay, Slice of Life
Teenager Ariel lives a seemingly quiet life with his father and sister on their picturesque farm in a rural part of Buenos Aires. However, unbeknownst to his family, Ariel has been abused for years by Omar, his neighborhood priest. Having confused his mistreatment for romantic affection, Omar ends their relationship and Ariel embarks on a secret affair with one of the male workers on his father’s property. Defiantly unsentimental in its approach, José Celestino Campusano’s richly textured exploration of sex, power and ecclesiastical abuse in Argentine society is a complex and often confrontational piece of work, posing many tough questions without resorting to easy answers.