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Segundo Paucar, a 14 year old Ayacucho boy who wants to be an altar boy, is being trained by his father, a recognized teacher, to continue with the family legacy. On the way to a patronal party, Segundo observes almost by accident his father in an act that makes his world fall apart.


Critic Reviews for Retablo

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (2)

  • Alvaro Delgado Aparicio examines societal notions of masculinity, and how an artistic temperament can be both a vulnerability and a lifeline in a harsh world.

    Oct 10, 2018 | Full Review…
  • Director Alvaro L. Aparicio sculpts a world for Segundo every bit as delicate as his father's figurines.

    Jun 6, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
  • A small artistic gem. [Full review in Spanish]

    Jun 4, 2019 | Full Review…
  • A potent drama that has lots to say about tolerance, fear of what's different, and traditional gender roles that are all too frequent in our society. [Full review in Spanish]

    May 17, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • Alvaro Delgado Aparicio frames the action exquisitely, at time letting us see Segundo's aloneness in the vast landscape, at others framing characters against walls or with trees or doorways so that they resemble the retablos themselves.

    Nov 6, 2018 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…
  • An emotionally brutal tale of self realisation, which even in its heightened state and geographically detached setting, will likely prove to be relatable due to the sheer universality of Segundo's pre-coming out quandary.

    Oct 8, 2018 | Full Review…

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