U25 & Students
Disabled or Unwaged
Director: Roger Ross Williams
Cast: Gael García Bernal, Roberta Colindrez, Perla De La Rosa
Duration: 99 mins
"Gael García Bernal’s lovable Luchador is the queer hero you didn't know you needed" – Variety
"undeniably heartwarming" – Guardian
The “Liberace of Lucha Libre”, Cassandro (real name Saúl Armendáriz), gets the biopic treatment from Roger Ross Williams in his narrative debut.
Gael García Bernal (Bad Education, Amores Perros, The Motorcycle Diaries) gives an exquisite performance as the amateur luchador, destined to be thrown around wrestling rings at event venues until he meets trainer Sabrina and begins to embrace his sexuality and flamboyance.
Cassandro packs a punch against the hatred its namesake endured, without glossing over the dark moments throughout his life.