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BBFC RatingBFF '19: Papi Chulo

Showing: 14 April 2019

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CertificateNot Rated
Year2018
GenreComedy, Drama
DirectorJohn Butler
LanguageEnglish
CountryIreland, Canada
Running Time1HR 38MINS
Extra Info12+
SeasonBelfast Film Festival 2019

John Butler’s (Handsome Devil) latest comedy/drama sees the filmmaker return to the themes of empathy and unlikely friendship. In this case, the bond forms between a well-heeled, gay presenter and an older, straight, labourer from Mexico.

Set in modern-day Los Angeles, it tells of a down-on-his-luck weatherman who is shaken by the end of a relationship. He has an on-air meltdown, prompting concerned bosses to persuade him to take some time out.

To fill his days, he employs a Latino migrant worker to paint his home but also to keep him company. Despite their cultural, age and language differences, they connect in this affecting culture-clash comedy. Butler’s intimate, moving and thoughtful film looks at all the big stuff through the little prism of their growing connection - friendship, class, ethnicity and economic migration.