Latest Queer Festival Darling ‘The Strong Ones’ from Chile Convinces With Unforced Naturalism and Sense of Intimate Authenticity

Other than the prurient interest, this film taps into the age-old question of "Do I stay or do I go?" It taps into the dilemma of many people who have to decide how much they're willing to change their lives for someone they either potentially or truly love.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - As we all struggle to figure out what's left for us to watch (or what we feel emotionally capable of watching) during this our 10th month of pandemic existence, may we make a romantic suggestion: Omar Zúñiga Hidalgo's feature directorial debut 'The Strong Ones' (Los Fuertes), which was just released digitally this week.

One of the highlights of last year's mostly virtual LGBTQ film festival circuit, the film won the top prize at L.A.'s Outfest, Montreal's Image+Nation and Miami's OUTShine Festival (among many others). If you missed . . .

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