Artsploitation Films, usually known for its international genre releases, offers a movie of a different kind with the gay-themed Chilean men-in-prison drama The Prince (El Principe). The film, directed by Sebastián Muñoz, will be released on DVD, Blu-ray as well as VOD/Streaming on July 7, 0220.
Described as “a tale of loyalty love and compassion that blooms even in the most horrific of circumstance.” (The Chicago Times Weekly) and “brutal, raw and cold, yet also beautiful, sincere and honest.” (WireMag), The Prince has played numberous international and LGBTQ festivals including the Venice Film Festival (where it won the Queer Lion Award), Mill Valley Film Festival, Chicago Film Festival and Miami’s OUTShine Film Festival.
Synopsis: The Prince is an explosive prison drama set in a repressive 1970s Chilean prison. During a night of heavy drinking, 20-year-old Jaime unaccountably stabs his best friend. He is sent to jail for murder and there, alone and afraid, he comes under the protection of a tough older inmate known as “The Stallion.” The unlikely pair begin a clandestine romance but violent power struggles inside the penitentiary threaten their bond. A story of survival and love that takes its inspiration from Jean Genet’s Un Chant d’amour and Fassbinder’s Querelle in its affecting exploration of masculine aggression, conflicting loyalties and pent-up sexual desires.