A very engaging and appealing story, Contracorriente (Undertow), a Peruvian film in the Spanish language, is quite simply a tale of true love that lives on.
Fisherman Miguel (Cristian Mercado) is a pillar of the community and lives happily with his pregnant wife, but secretly enjoys a very passionate relationship with his lover, the enigmatic artist Santiago (Thyago Alves), who exists on the fringes of their very traditional society.
All is well in this unconventional love triangle until a sad event puts Miguel’s life on a new course. He is suddenly forced to examine the relationships he has with those he loves and whether he can be true to himself even though admitting his true nature may risk his place in the community.
Starring: Massimo Poggio and Thyago Alves
Rating: 5 Stars