El rey de San Gregorio
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El rey de San Gregorio
Chilean director Alfonso Gazitua's experience assisting the disadvantaged in the slums of San Gregorio, in 1994, inspired his first narrative feature, El Rey de San Gregorio (AKA The King of San Gregorio, 2006). In this sensitively handled, delicately-woven drama, Gazitua depicts the burgeoning romance between two mentally-challenged individuals: Pedro (Pedro Vargas), a thirtysomething resident of San Gregorio, who struggles to overcome physical and slight mental impairments, and Cati, a girl with severe mental retardation, whom Pedro refers to, dotingly, as his "princess," and… More