Hawaii: Gay Bromance from Argentina (LGBTQ, Gay)

Berlinale Teddy Award winner Marco Berger’s third feature film, Hawaii, follows Martin and Eugenio (Manuel Vignau and Mateo Chiarino), two former childhood friends who reunite during a hot summer in the Argentinean countryside.

As they work together to restore Eugenio’s summer home, a game of power and desire ensues — forcing the two buddies to grapple with their sexual attraction and reconsider their relationship.

 

HAWAII

Sexual tension spills off the screen in this titillating bromance from award-winning director Marco Berger (Absent, Plan B, Sexual Tension: Volatile). Hawaii follows Martin and Eugenio (Manuel Vignau and Mateo Chiarino), two former childhood friends who reunite during a hot summer in the Argentinean countryside. As they work together to restore Eugenio’s summer home, a game of power and desire ensues — forcing the two buddies to grapple with their sexual attraction and reconsider their relationship.
Boasting gorgeous cinematography, a lush setting and compelling lead performances, Hawaii is an intimate character study that pushes past social boundaries.
About the Filmmaker: Marco Berger was born in Buenos Aires in 1977. His short film The Watch (2008) competed in Cannes and Sundance. His first feature film Plan B (2009) premiered in the official competition of the Rome Film Festival. Absent (2011), his second feature film, premiered at the Berlinale, where it won the prestigious Teddy Award (previously won by filmmakers such as Pedro Almodóvar, Francois Ozon, Derek Jarman, Todd Haynes, James Franco, and John Cameron Mitchell). The film also recently won the Silver Condor (Cóndor de plata), the most prestigious award in Argentina for artistic innovation. Hawaii is his first project as a producer as well as a director.
Argentina, 102 minutes, Color, Spanish with English Subtitles
Director: Marco Berger
Running time: 102 minutes
Country: Argentina
Language: Spanish with English Subtitles
Screenwriter: Marco Berger
Cast: Manuel Vignau, Mateo Chiarino, Luz Palazón, Manuel Martinez Sobrado, Antonia De Michelis
Producers: Marco Berger
Cinematography: Tomás Perez Silva