Marçal Forés’ disturbing exploration of the perils of illicit sexual encounters is an artful thriller in the vein of Stranger by the Lake and Eastern Boys.
Each day after work, Carlos, a language school teacher, frequents the heady surroundings of his local cruising ground. One evening he encounters a teenage boy from his class named Toni, and the two engage in a brief sexual tryst. As the relationship between teacher and student begins to develop, some dark truths emerge about the young man and his mysterious group of friends
Characterised by meticulous long shots, Forés’ disturbing mystery has a languid visual approach often at odds with the thrills on screen, which are guaranteed to shock and excite in equal measure.