Prison is never good, but prison in Chile in the 1970s leads men to desperate ends in the new homoerotic arthouse film ‘The Prince.’ It won the Queer Lion at last year’s Venice Film Festival, and it’s finally coming to a wider audience.
The film stars Juan Carlos Maldonado, Alfredo Castro, Gastón Pauls, and Cesare Serra.
Via their synopsis:
The Prince is an explosive drama set in a repressive 1970s Chilean prison. During a night of heavy drinking, 20-year-old Jaime unaccountably stabs his best friend. He is sent to jail for murder and there, alone and afraid, he comes under the protection of a tough older inmate known as “The Stallion.” The unlikely pair begin a clandestine romance but violent power struggles inside the penitentiary threaten their bond. A story of survival and love that takes its inspiration from Jean Genet’s Un Chant d’amour and Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s Querelle in its affecting exploration of masculine aggression, conflicting loyalties and pent-up sexual desires.
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