directed by Juan Pablo Di Pace
DUINO, is a coming-of-age story that follows Matias, a gay Argentine filmmaker in his forties, struggling with an unfinished movie inspired by his elusive first love to Alexander, a Swedish friend he met at an international school in the 90’s. Tenderness and fascination define their strong friendship, which is short-lived when Alexander is suddenly expelled from school, leaving young Matias with an unresolved story of undeclared emotions. 25 years later, Matias decides to reopen Pandora’s box as he embarks on a journey to find the ending to his story by coming face-to-face with Alexander, discovering life imitating art. A visually compelling and emotional tour de force, DUINO celebrates friendship, love, and the sensitive, impressionable nature of growing up.
COMING OF AGE COMING OF AGE-LGBT 2023 | USA | 115’|
CASTJuan Pablo Di Pace, Santiago Madrussan, Krista Kosonen, Johannes Haukur Johannesson, Julia Bneder
ORIGINAL LANGUAGE English
PRODUCED BY Momento Films LLC
Juan Pablo is an Argentine/Italian director and actor, who has been developing an artistic language across film, music and dance since graduating from London Studio Centre and the Uta Hagen Studio in New York in 2002. His acting credits include the Award-winning portrayal of Jesus Christ in A.D. THE BIBLE CONTINUES (NBC), MAMMA MIA! THE MOVIE! (Universal) alongside Meryl Streep and Colin Firth, FULLER HOUSE (Netflix), the upcoming THE BAD GIRL (VIX+) and THE MATTACHIN FAMILY. As a director he has created and produced the series. Before moving to the USA, he has worked on theatre and film in Europe, including BOLÉRO (Maurice Béjart), CHICAGO, THE MUSICAL (London), AFTERSUN (BBC UK), TUTTI INTORNO A LINDA (Italy), SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER (Spanish Broadway). DUINO is Juan Pablo's debut feature as director with his long time collaborator Andrés Pepe Estrada.