Frameline48: Demons at Dawn

Mexico City. A sexy go-go boy. A charming med student. A chance encounter. A blazing affair. This is Demons at Dawn, Julián Hernández’s latest chronicle of young queer folks finding love, sex, and connection in an increasingly difficult world. Still living with his parents, Orlando (Luis Vegas from the series El juego de las llaves) has big dreams of becoming a professional dancer but for now, he’s go-go-ing at a popular gay bar to make ends meet. Marco (Axel Shuarma) is a studious young professional on track to graduate soon from nursing school. An instant spark between the two ignites into a charged romance that neither one quite knows what to do with, inspiring them both to chart their own separate paths toward understanding and accepting their shared destinies.

After hosting the world premiere of Hernández’s The Trace of Your Lips at Frameline47, we’re thrilled to present the US premiere of his latest feature — which is as visually sumptuous, erotically motivated, meticulously choreographed, and boldly uncompromised as you’ve come to expect from Mexico’s preeminent queer cinema provocateur.

Expected Guests:

Julián Hernández, Director

Luis Vegas, Actor

Roberto Fiesco, Producer

2h 16m
Julián Hernández
Spanish with English Subtitles
First Showing
June 23, 2024