Set in the marginal neighbourhood of Corongo and the seigniorial cobblestone streets of Lima, Peru, MARICONES unveils the many contradictions and advances of a sexual revolution that is sweeping the world at the dawn of the XXI century.
The documentary MARICONES (Faggots) was inspired by the contradictions and preconceived assumptions of a machista society. Director/Producer Marcos Arriaga challenges local beliefs by asking whether another world is possible.
He introduces us to Eusebio, 58, a gay man from the popular neighbourhood of Corongo where Arriaga grew up. A former male prostitute and cabaret dancer, Eusebio is a neighbourhood personality who supports his deceased brother’s two sons through catering gigs.
The second protagonist is Juan Carlos Ferrando, the son of one of Peru’s most famous television personalities. He studied film and television in Europe and at the BBC in London where he first discovered that it was OK to be gay. Currently a drag comic performer, he owns a successful theatre and is one of the organizers of Lima’s fledgling annual Pride Parade.
Running time: 52 Minutes
Production Format: Super8, 16mm and video
Screening Format: Beta SP
Year of Production: 2005
II Asturies Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
3rd place - Best Documentary
11th Annual Madrid International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival
Festival de Fortalezs de Cinema de Diversidad Sexual
II Asturies Gay-Lesbian Film Festival
Outfest Peru, Centro Cultural Espana
Lima, Peru, 2007
Body Politics in the Americas, Centro Cultural Recoleta
Buenos Aires, Argentia, 2007
6th Alucine, Toronto Latino Film Festival
Inside Out, Toronto Lesbian & Gay Film Festival
Frameline 29, San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival
San Francisco International, 2005
Fresno 16th Annual Reel Pride
Barcelona International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
Rainbow Reels Queer Festival
Waterloo, Ontario, 2006
Cinemarosa Spring Season 2006
Queens, NY, 2006
San Diego Latino Film Festival
Lisbon Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
XI Budapest - Hungary LGBT Film Festival
I International Film Festival of Sexual Diversity 'Llamale H'
Montevideo, Uruguay, 2006
10th Gay & Lesbian Film Festival QUEERSICHT
Bern, Switzerland, 2006
11th Festival International de Cine Lesbico de Madrid