To an Unknown God

Film

Time Out says

A loose chain of affectionate encounters between a gay magician and his family, acquaintances, and lover, held together by the magnetic central presence of Alterio. Praised for its 'political' treatment and theme, it's actually less a crusading attack on sexual repression than an oblique meditation, inlaid with Lorca's lyrical if equally enigmatic verse, on (homo)eroticism, growing old, 'trying not to be afraid', relinquishing lost illusions and childhood dreams; and a muted but sympathetic portrait of the ageing prestidigitator, as gently elegiac as his own final words: 'Sleep well, for nothing abides'.

Details

Release details

Duration:
100 mins

Cast and crew

Director:
Jaime Chavarri
Screenwriter:
Elias Querejeta, Jaime Chavarri
Cast:
Héctor Alterio
Angela Molina
María Rosa Salgado