SFF21: THE ADOPTERS (Los adoptantes) 105 mins

4087 SFF21: THE ADOPTERS

Screening Fri 30 Apr - Sun 16 May at:

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Friday, 30 April
3:30PM 
Thursday, 6 May
2:00PM 
Saturday, 8 May
6:30PM 
Wednesday, 12 May
11:00AM 

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Saturday, 1 May
6:30PM 
Tuesday, 4 May
1:15PM 
Sunday, 9 May
10:30AM 
Sunday, 16 May
3:30PM 

Martin (Diego Gentile, Wild Tales SFF15) and Leonardo (Rafael Spregelburd, One Night of Love LATFF17) are a loving, middle-aged couple who have been together for a decade. Successful, happy and fully committed to each other, they would seem to have it all… until Martin’s announcement that he wants to adopt a child upends their lives.

With Buenos Aires as a backdrop, these two men – Leonardo, an adopted child himself; and Martin desperate to be a dad before he is too old – find themselves at a crossroad that may ruin their happy-ever-after. A bizarre triangle is created when Martin is drawn to a female athlete who suggests he could be her biological sperm donor.

Using both humour and pathos to tell a touching tale about family, identity, change and insecurity, The Adopters comes based on the director Daniel Gimelberg’s own experience as a gay man and an adoptee. The honesty of his storytelling gives this film a refreshing authenticity that can’t help but touch at the hearts of audiences of all persuasions.