My Best Friend
Lorenzo is living a mundane teenage life in a small town at the edge of the world in Patagonia with his earnest parents and younger brother. Everything changes when Caíto, a troubled youth from Buenos Aires and the son of an old friend of his father’s (Guillermo Pfening, Nobody’s Watching, MGFF18), moves into the family home.
Lorenzo is a bookworm who hates sports and plays classical guitar, while Caíto is brooding, likes to drink, and constantly attracts trouble. Despite their differences, a friendship develops; Lorenzo grounds Caíto, and Caíto helps Lorenzo appreciate what he has. As their friendship grows and secrets are shared, Lorenzo finds his feelings for Caíto growing as well.
My Best Friend is a refreshing and beautifully realised film about relationships and families; those we are born with and the ones we make ourselves. This moving Argentinian feature is coming-of-age indie film at its best.
2018 Jury Prize Best Narrative Feature - OUT at the Movies Int'l LGBT Film Fest
"A moving chronicle of a tender but fraught friendship that never strikes a false note. It is all the more powerful for eschewing feel-good concepts about the way people come into our lives and how they're capable of changing us." - Miami Art Zine