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Thursday, 18 June 2009 19:25

Bear Cub posterBear Cub (Cachorro in Spanish, 2004) is the story of Pedro, a gay dentist enjoying his bachelor ways of life, living alone in a downtown Madrid`s apartment and having active sexual live spiced with drugs and wild parties. His sister is a hippie and is planning a trip to India. Her 9 years old son Bernardo has to stay with someone for the duration of that trip and this someone happens to be Pedro. At first they both did not seem very happy with this arrangement - but as time passes they get to know each other better. An incident prolongs the stay of the mother - she is arrested in India for drug trafficking, changing the two-week vacation into a time indefinite absence.

Pedro has to accept the responsibility of caring for Bernardo - which could mean changing his life a bit - being a father figure is not always easy. The young boy ( played brilliantly by David Castillo ) however is very open minded and wise - which is probably resulted from him growing up in a rather liberal environment. Up to this moment - the movie may remind you of Big Daddy or About a Boy - but it only gets better. The boys grandmother Dona Teresa enters the scene - apparently not happy with the new arrangements she is trying to get custody of Bernardo - using even blackmailing to achieve that. The story is full of twists and indeed its ending is quite surprising and open at the same time which will allow you to select the way to conclude the story.

Film Festivals:

2004 Berlin International Film Festival
2004 Tribeca Film Festival
40th Chicago International Film Festival
2004 Philadelphia International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
2004 Miami International GL Film Festival


Jose Luis Garcia Perez as Pedro
David Castillo as Bernardo
Diana Cerezo as Lola
Arno Chevrier as Manuel
Empar Ferrer as Dona Teresa
Mario Arias as Javi


Miguel Albaladejo

Last Updated on Thursday, 18 June 2009 19:37