After winning the top prize at the 2015 Venice Film Festival with his debut feature "From Afar," Lorenzo Vigas has emerged as one of Latin America’s most promising filmmakers. Centered around an unlikely relationship between two men, his distinctly Venezuelan film explores themes surrounding homophobia, the generation gap and the class divide with impressive formalist control. It was therefore a pleasure to chat with Vigas earlier this week to discuss how he achieved the film’s authentic feel. Below is an edited version of our conversation.
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