Original name: En tu Ausencia
Country: Canada, Spain
Duration: 95 min.
13-year-old Pablo is a quiet, lonely boy with a troubled past. His only friend is Julia, a shameless 15-year-old girl who is more than willing to help Pablo with his transition from childhood to adolescence, and give him some advice on sex, love and life in general. On a quiet country road just outside of the village, Pablo meets Paco, an oddly calm, well dressed stranger whose car just broke down. Nevertheless, he seems more interested in the boy than fixing his problem.
atmospheric, serious, gloomy, realistic, emotional, rough, tense, surprise ending
coming of age, countryside, village, innocence lost, adolescence vs adulthood, friendship, haunted by the past, masturbation, teenage life, youth, mysterious character, betrayal, village life, life is a bitch, family relations, friends, social relations, boy, man boy relationship, male nudity, sexual exploration, car breakdown, stranger, surrogate father, 13 year old ...
contemporary, 21st century