Disrupted (aka Quebranto)

A powerful documentary, the heart of which is a conversation between 70 year old actress Dona Lilia Ortega and her daughter, Coral Bonelli, a cabaret performer who started her career as a male child actor, Fernando Ortega.
Country: Mexico Runtime: 95 mins Director(s): Roberto Fiesco
Cast: Coral Bonelli, Fernando García Pinolito, Lilia Ortega Doña Pinoles, Jorge Fons

FILM FESTIVALS: Raindance Film Festival 2013, Queer Lisboa Best Documentary Award, San Sebastian Film Festival Best Latin American Documentary Award, Morelia International Film Festival Best Long Documentary Award, Guadalajara International Film Festival Best Latin American Documentary and Best LGBT Film

RAINDANCE REVIEW:

A powerful documentary, the heart of which is a conversation between 70 year old actress Dona Lilia Ortega and her daughter, Coral Bonelli, a cabaret performer who started her career as a male child actor, Fernando Ortega.

Coral recalls the tough start she had, thrust by her mother into the world of filmmaking, where child-protection laws were perfunctory at best. Success began to come calling however, and it was there that young ‘Pinolito,’ as her male stage name was then, conceived the desire to perform, and to be a star.

Disrupted is at times a heart-breaking film but an immensely strong one – it was winner of the Mayahuel Award at the Guadalajara International Film Festival. The two performers, and director Roberto Fiesco, tell a sensitive story, one that will transport you to the heart of Coral and her beloved mother Lilia, and show you how they overcome the prejudices of society angry at them for choosing happiness above all things.

David Martinez Flores

AVAILABLE IN: United Kingdom and Eire only