By Sebastian Muñoz
San Bernardo, Chile, 1970. One drunken night, Jaime, a lonely and narcissistic 20 year-old, stabs his best friend in what seems to have been a fit of passion.
Sentenced to prison, he will meet “The Stallion”, an older and respected man in whom Jaime will find protection, revealing a deep need for tenderness and recognition. Behind bars, Jaime will become “The Prince”, learning about love and loyalty with The Stallion in a close relationship of “black love,” as it’s called in jail, all the while facing the violent power struggle inside the prison.
Based on the novel EL PRINCIPE by Mario Cruz.
With Alfredo Castro (THE SUMMIT, LOS PERROS, NARCOS, NO a.o.) in one of the main roles.
Venice – SIC (Queer Lion award), Athens IFF, San Sebastian IFF, Venice – SIC, Busan IFF, Valdivia IFF, Bordeaux IIFF, Chicago IFF, Gender Bender FF, Gender Border FF, Kolkata IFF, Festival Llamale, Pelicula Latina Bruxelles, Mix Brasil FF, Film Festival Chéries-Chéris a.o.
Juan Carlos Maldonado – El Principe
Alfredo Castro – El Potro
Gaston Pauls – El Che Pibe
Sebastián Ayala – El Abandonado
Director: Sebastián Muñoz / Writer: Luis Barrales, Sebastián Muñoz / Cinematorgrapher: Enrique Stindt / Editor: Danielle Fillios / Sound: Guido Deniro / Music: Angela Acuña / Art Director: Claudia Gallardo / Producer: Marianne Mayer-Beckh, Roberto Doveris / Production Company: El Otro Film, Niña Niño Films / Co Producers: Nicolás Grosso, Federico Sande Novo, Griselda Gonzales / Co Production Companies: Le Tiro, Be Revolution Pictures
Original Title: El Principe / Shot in Digital 4K / Available for screenings in DCP / Color / Image format: 16:9 / 95 min / Sound format: 5.1 / Original language: Spanish / Subtitles: English / EL Otro Film, Niña Niño Films / Chile, Argentina, Belgium 2019