63rd TIFF: Greek Premiere

Lalo is a sex-influencer: He posts photos of his naked body and homemade porn videos for his thousands of followers on social networks. Lalo directs his own life, but in private, out of character, he seems to live in a permanent melancholy. Where does desire go when life turns into a sex show? A film that takes pornography as a starting point to reflect on the relationship between sexuality and work, on being public and feeling lonely, on the characters we build of ourselves to show ourselves (or hide) from the world.

Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Direction: Manuel Abramovich
Script: Manuel Abramovich, Fernando Krapp
Cinematography: Manuel Abramovich
Editing: Anita Remón, Juan Soto
Sound: Roberta Ainstein
Actors: Lalo Santos
Production: Gema Films
Producers: Gema Juárez Allen
Co-production: Desvia Films, Dublin Films
Co-producers: Rachel Daisy Ellis, David Hurst
Costumes: Dudu Quintanilha
Production Design: Dudu Quintanilha
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: Argentina, Brazil, France
Production Year: 2022
Duration: 94΄
Contact: Luxbox

Manuel Abramovich

Manuel Abramovich (Buenos Aires, 1987) is a filmmaker and director of photography. His work explores the performativity of the everyday. In his films, ordinary people become characters. He graduated as a Director of Photography at ENERC and is a Berlinale Talents and IDFA Summer School alumni. His films have been shown at festivals such as Berlinale, Venice, Tribeca, MoMA Doc Fortnight, Viennale, IDFA, San Sebastián, Film Society of Lincoln Center, Cinéma du Réel, BAFICI and received numerous awards. His first short film The Queen won over 50 international awards, while Blue Boy, his latest work, won the Silver Bear at the Berlinale Shorts Competition 2019. In the last years, he has been invited as a lecturer and mentor in institutions such as Princeton University, Werkleitz Center, Berlinale Talents, UnionDocs, Tres Puertos Cine, IDFA, Maestría de Cine Alternativo EICTV Cuba.


2013 The Queen (short)
2014 The Lights (short)
2016 Solar
2017 Soldier 
2019 Blue Boy (short)
2022 Pornomelancholia