Leo’s Room/El Cuarto de Leo
$24.99 DVD, The Global Film Initiative
This coming-out drama from Uruguay revolves around Leo (Martin Rodriguez), an indecisive grad student who explores the gay world from the confines of his apartment, a safe haven he is reluctant to leave. Leo’s hesitancy to engage in life is challenged by a potential suitor and an old school friend, who is frozen by her own tragedy. Artful and atypical, writer-director Enrique Buchichio’s debut is both dreamlike and grounded, thanks to a talented cast and intriguing and fully realized characters.
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