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The Adopters
Australian Premiere
Reel Latino

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-everafter. 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.

A modern romantic comedy without prejudices that addresses the vicissitudes of a gay couple.
La Nación
Daniel Gimelberg
Diego Gentile, Rafael Spregelburd, Soledad Silveyra, Florencia Peña
2019 | 105 min | Argentina | Comedy, Drama
Spanish with English subs

Festivals & Awards

International Film Festival Cine del Mar - Punta del Este 2020