fficial Selection - Winner of the Feature Film Award, Newport Beach Film Festival 2019, Toronto International Film Festival 2018
Ever been so emotionally drained that you physically break down? A heart-wrenching premise lays the foundation for dramedy Papi Chulo, as blue-eyed weatherman Sean (played by Matt Bomer of Magic Mike fame) mourns his partner’s sudden abandonment. Sent home by his boss to regain control, he strikes up an unlikely friendship with a middle-aged Mexican laborer called Ernesto. In the wake of heartbreak, could this unexpected, hysterical and tear-jerking connection be the key to recovery? From John Butler, Irish director of critically acclaimed Handsome Devil, Papi Chulo’s heartwarming story is sealed with unforgettable performances by both Bomer and Alejandro Patiño.