Feature film, Fiction, 95′, 2022

Director: Manuel Abramovich

Production: Gema Films (Argentina)
Coproduction: Dublin Films (France), Desvia Productions (Brazil) and Mart Films (Mexico)
International Sales : Luxbox
French Distribution :  Epicentre Films

Lalo is a sex influencer: he posts photos of his nude body and homemade porn videos for his thousands of followers on social media. He controls his own life, but in private, when out of character, he seems to live in constant melancholy. Following an advertisement, he passed a casting to play Emiliano Zapata in a porn film about the Mexican revolution. Pornomelancholia approaches pornography as a starting point to reflect on the border between the intimate and the public, the real and the virtual, the desire and the need for affection, in a hyperconnected world.

Shooting: October 2019 – January 2021 (Mexico)

Supported by:
l’INCAA, ANCINE, Région Nouvelle-Aquitaine (production), IDFA Bertha Fund Europe, Mecenazgo Cultural – Ciudad de Buenos Aires et Ikusmira Berriak / Tabakalera – Festival de San Sebastián.

Pitching du Réel – Visions du Réel 2019 – Prix Visions Sud Est et Doc & Film International
Los Cabos – TFI Award
WIP Latam – Festival International du Film de San Sebastián 2021

Festivals 2022
World Premiere Festival international de San Sebastián – Official Competition 2022 (San Sebastian, Spain) – Best Cinematography
Zurich Film Festival – Window : San Sebastian Selection (Zurich, Suisse)
Rekjavik International Film festival – New Visions Selection (Rekjavik, Iceland)
BIFF – Official Selection Clases de Lucha (Bogota, Colombia)
FIFIB – Feature Official Competition (Bordeaux, France) – Grand Prix International Feature Competition
IDFA – Best of Fests Selection (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Chéris-Chéries – Fiction Competition (Paris, France)
Thessaloniki Film Festival – Round Midnight Selection (Thessaloniki, Greece)
Taipei Golden Horse Festival – Another View Selection (Taipei, Taiwan)
This Human World – Official selection Out of competition (Vienna, Austria)

Festivals 2022 
Tournai Ramdam Festival  – Official Feature Competition (Tournai, Belgique)
Black Movie Festival – “À suivre…” Selection (Genève, Suisse)
Belgrade International Film Festival – Official selection, FEST Fokus section (Belgrade, Serbie) – Merlinka Award for Best Queer Film
Des images aux mots – Festival de films LGBTQIA+ – Official Selection (Toulouse, France)
Festival Écrans mixtes – Official Selection (Lyon, France)
Cinélatino, rencontres de Toulouse – Official selection, discovery section (Toulouse, France)
Rencontres cinématographiques In&Out – Official selection (Nice, France)
Queer MoMenti festival – Official selection (Zagreb, Croatia)
Festival de Cine LGTBI Centro Niemeyer – Official selection (Avilés, Spain)
OUTshine LGBTQ+ Film Festival – Official selection (Miami, USA)
Docaviv International Documentary Film Festival – Official selection, Depth of Field section (Tel Aviv, Israël)
Millennium Docs Against Gravity Film Festival – Official Competition for the Warsaw Documentary Award, Se_x Work section (Varsovie, Pologne)
Frameline – San Francisco International LGBTQ+ Film Festival – Official Selection, Narrative Features section (San Francisco, USA)
Fire!! Mostra Barcelona International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival – Official feature selection (Barcelona, Spain)
Festival Cinépride – Official selection (Nantes, France)
Filmfest München – Official Cinerebels competition (Munich, Germany)
KVIFF – International Film Festival Karlovy Vary – Official selection, Horizons section (Prague, Czech Republic)
Outfest Los Angeles LGBTQ+ Film Festival  – Official selection (Los Angeles, United States)
FICPBA – Festival Internacional de Cine de la Provincia de Buenos Aires – International Documentary Competition (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
Helsinki Film Festival – Official selection (Helsinki, Finlande)
Outfilm Poznań Festival – Official selection (Poznań, Pologne)
Fringe! Queer Film & Arts Fest – Official selection (Londres, Royaume-Uni)
New York Latino Film Festival – Feature Film Competition (New York, États-Unis)
Queer Lisboa – Feature Film Competition (Lisboa, Portugal)
Mirage Festival – Official selection (Oslo, Norvège)