Alex Anwandter premiered his debut film “Nunca Vas A Estar Solo” at this year’s Berlin Film Festival, where the film won a prestigious Teddy Award. Anwandter took home the ‘Special Jury Prize’ for his directorial/screenwriting debut.
This year, the Teddy Awards celebrate their 30th anniversary,making it the oldest award honoring LGBT cinema. The film focuses on the relationship between a father and his son. Juan, who works as a manager in a mannequin factory has been conveniently avoiding the truth – that his son Pablo is gay. This all changes when Pablo becomes the victim of a brutal hate crime, which forces his father to confront what he has been long avoiding in an attempt to seek justice for his son. The story is loosely inspired by hate crime victim Daniel Zamudio, a Chilean gay youth and fan of Alex Anwandter’s music, whose death following a brutal beating made international headlines, causing the Chilean government to rethink discrimination laws.
The film is slated for an international release later this year. Anwandter will also release his latest album, “Amiga” which is due out April 8th via Nacional Records. Watch the trailer for “Nunca Vas A Estar Solo” below.