The Cinema Museum, London

The Vito Project presents Contracorriente (Undertow) (2009)

Wed 28 Mar 2018 @ 19:00 · Events

Contracorriente (Undertow) ReShape and the Cinema Museum present the third season of the VITO Project, a series of free monthly screenings bringing generations of LGBTs together to provide an alternative space to mix, watch films and share ideas.

The VITO Project is proud to present Contracorriente, a 2009 Peruvian film directed by Javier Fuentes-León.

“Set in a ravenously beautiful seaside fishing village in Peru, Contracorriente (Undertow) contrasts the sensuous and free nature elements of the beach with the repressed and closed mindset of the villagers. It’s the story of forbidden love: In this case, the drama percolates around Miguel (Cristian Mercado) and his pregnant wife and Miguel’s artist lover Santiago (Manolo Cardona)… Filmmaker Javier Fuentes-Leon’s delicately and sensuously illuminates this collision of contemporary sexuality with centuries of dogma and tradition. ” Duane Byrge, AP

The film, shot in Cabo Blanco, Peru, won the World Cinema Audience Award in the Dramatic category at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival.

The screening will be followed by an open discussion.

The project is endorsed by BFI Flare: London LGBT film festival, 56 Dean St, QX Magazine, Gay’s the Word, ACT UP London, Gay Mates, a Change of Scene, the Cara Trust, I-Base, UK-CAB, Positively UK, Gaydio, NAZ Project, Frank Byrne & his walkers and Broad Appeal Podcast.

Doors to the cafe/bar will open at 18.00 for a 19.00 screening. Come early to secure a seat as it can get very busy and we do not take bookings. The doors to the Cinema will be shut once capacity is reached.


This is a free event but we need your donations on the night to ensure the continuation of the VITO project. All donations go towards covering the costs associated with running the event (film licences, heating and lighting, rental of the premises, printing, promotion etc). Donations are VITO’s only source of funding and we need to raise an average of £5 per person just to cover our costs. So PLEASE DIG DEEP and give us a paper donation if you are able to.

Find out more about the VITO Project on their website.