Jet Lag (2011)
Director: Sergio Tovar Velarde
Writers: Sergio Tovar Velarde
Genre: Drama, Short, Short Movie
Duration: 8 min
Stars: Andrés Negrete, Enrique Villanueva
The work of writer and director Sergio Tovar Velarde and the short film Jet Lag. Released three years before Velarde charmed us with his captivating look at the emotional rollercoaster of life and love, that is Four Moons, he delivered this achingly bittersweet story that charted a pair of lovers last hours together, before one leaves the man he loves for the sake of social conformity, seemingly unable or perhaps unwilling to accept his true sexuality.
Yes; there’s no happy ending here folks, given this is a tale of woe, as a loving couple break up solely on account of the impossibility of one of the men to accept his homosexuality. But before the last goodbye, our pair of star-crossed lovers do what anyone would under such circumstances, with acts of sexual intimacy obviously high on the farewell agenda. Yet between scenes of sexual embrace, lies a series of heartfelt pleads from one to the other to accept who he is and the life they could have together; alas, to no avail.
Filmed in a meandering in / out-of-focus, frequently close-up style, this physically intimate piece (both actors are clearly at ease in each other’s naked company), is akin to eavesdropping on the lovers’ final moments together, as we come to witness the loving couple have sex for the final time, hold hands for the last time and say goodbye – forever. Realistically played and backed by the classic melody Flor de azalea by noted Mexican singer / actor Jorge Negrete; check it out below, in Spanish with French subtitles and the universal language of a love, forever lost.
- Director: Sergio Tovar Velarde
- Writers:Sergio Tovar Velarde
- Genres:Short, Drama
- Runtime:8 minutes
- Actors:MauricioAndrés NegreteAlfonsoEnrique Villanueva
A couple of gay men must break up due the impossibility of one of them to accept his homosexual condition. The farewell gets very difficult when the other one tries to convince him to accept himself and not to leave him.- Written by ATKO Films