Film: Te estoy amando locamente, LGTBI+ Short Film Series: Victor XX
8 pm (MST)
Available for 48 hours
Instituto Cervantes Vimeo Channel HERE
Ian de la Rosa’s 2015 film Victor XX, set in a small fishing village on the coast of Almería, explores the conflicts and difficulties of a search for sexual identity. Victor, unsure if he feels more male or more female, enjoys the ambiguity, but must deal with the expectations of his mother and girlfriend, the lack of understanding in his community, and the anxiety involved in a final decision.
2015; Spanish with English subtitles; 20 minutes; not recommended for children under 7.
During the month of July, in a collaboration with film distributor Marvin & Wayne, the Vimeo channel of Instituto Cervantes Albuquerque hosts Te estoy amando locamente, LGTBI+ Short Film Series. The series comprises eight different stories by eight filmmakers, showcasing a remarkable variety of cinematic language while dealing specifically, but not only, with issues of gender identity, same sex love, and transsexuality. These personal reflections, testimonies, and portraits present viewers with realities that are generally underrepresented in cinema. Taking its name from a song popularized by Las Grecas in the 1970s, Te estoy amando locamente is presented in collaboration with the National Hispanic Cultural Center as part of the Bank of America Free Film Series.
Te estoy amando locamente programming:
Tuesday, July 6: Una dedicatoria a lo bestia (Nucbeade, 2019)
Friday, July 9: Después también (Carla Simón, 2019)
Tuesday, July 13: Su (Laia Foguet, 2019)
Friday, July 16: Victor XX (Ian de la Rosa, 2015)
Tuesday, July 20: Cantando desde las azoteas (Enric Ribes, 2017)
Friday, July 23: Snap (Felipe Elgueta & Ananké Pereira, 2018)
Tuesday, July 27: Alma (Santiago León Cuéllar, 2018)
Friday, July 30: El cuerpo de la mujer sin sombra (Tamara García Iglesias, 2021)