Sensitive writing, a sharp understanding of milieu and a superb performance by Guillermo Pfening expertly capture the struggles of an Argentine actor trying to find his place in New York.’
Gorgeous Nico (Guillermo Pfening – Best Actor, Tribeca 2017), is a 30-something actor who leaves a successful TV soap career in Argentina after a romantic breakup with his married producer. He pursues his dream of a film career in New York, but soon finds himself playing alternative roles of babysitter, bartender and shoplifter as an illegal immigrant on the lowest rung of the American economic ladder. Surprise visits from his former co-star and ex-lover force him to face the real reasons he left Argentina, and the reality of his dreams. Director Julia Solomonoff’s moving feature presents a portrait of immigrant solitude imbued with warmth and humour, bringing out the subtle boundaries that define class, race and opportunity in contemporary America.
Courtesy: FiGa Films
English & Spanish with English subtitles