You'll Never Be Alone
Nunca vas a estar solo

DIRECTOR: Alex Anwandter

Bay Area Premiere

After 25 years managing a factory that produces mannequins, quiet, introverted Juan (Sergio Hernández) hopes to be made a partner with the company. At home, his eighteen-year-old son, Pablo (Andrew Bargsted), has dreams of stardom, studying dance at a respected art school. In addition to teaching neighborhood children choreographed dance numbers and clubbing with his best girlfriend, Mari (Astrid Roldan), on the weekends, Pablo’s life revolves around performing, auditioning, and occasionally sneaking around to sleep with a neighbor boy. While Pablo and his widowed, hard-working dad don’t have a whole lot in common, neither seems to let that get in the way of caring for each other. Everything changes, however, when Pablo is brutally attacked by a group of homophobic kids from the neighborhood. With legal action and medical insurance proving to be both unhelpful and costly, Juan decides, in desperation, to seek out his own form of justice for his son.

Powerful and haunting, with a memorable performance by Hernández as the aggrieved father, You’ll Never Be Alone marks the directorial debut of Chilean pop star Alex Anwandter, who based the film on the real-life attack on one of his young fans by a group of neo-Nazis in 2012. Anwandter also wrote, produced, and scored the film, which took home the Teddy Jury Prize at this year’s Berlinale.

— Joe Bowman

This film contains depictions of homophobic violence.

In Spanish with English subtitles.

AT&T Audience Award Text Voting Code: F138

Co-presented by:
Cine+Mas - San Francisco Latino Film Festival

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