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A young man with glasses glares straight ahead. His face is sweaty and battered.

Carnal Sins Almamula

  Juan Sebastián Torales

  France, Argentina, Italy     95 minutes


Nino, a gay teen from a deeply religious family, is the continual target of homophobic attacks by the neighborhood boys. His parents decide to temporarily move the family to a pious village in the countryside, where the legend of the Almamula — a monster that haunts the forest waiting to take those who commit impure acts — frightens the community’s youth into hushed submission. Amidst the summer heat, Nino’s desires and impulses are unignorable, and he finds himself seeking out temptation and sin. To escape from a reality rife with repression and hypocrisy, Nino willingly succumbs to the mysteries of the forest.

A rich and seductive fable, Carnal Sins is a darkly stunning first feature from Juan Sebastián Torales that blurs the borders of fantasy and reality, religion and myth.

 Spanish with subtitles

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Film Credits

  •   Lorena Quevedo, Edgard Tenembaum
  •   Juan Sebastián Torales
  •   Juan Sebastián Torales
  •   Ezequiel Salinas
  •   Nicolás Díaz, Martina Grimaldi, María Soldi, Cali Coronel, and Adrián Ramallo
  •   Matteo Locasciulli
  •   Bendita Films
  •   https://www.imdb.com/title/tt11488252/