Since it started in 2002, the Tribeca Film Festival (co-founded by Robert de Niro), has become one of the world’s premiere movie fests. It’s a great honour then to win an award at Tribeca, which is just what Guillermo Pfening did, for playing a gay Latino immigrant in Nobody’s Watching. That certainly bodes well for the movie, which will hopefully get a release soon.
Here’s the film’s synopsis from the Tribeca Film Festival website: ‘Nico (Pfening) is a famous actor in Argentina, but in New York, nobody takes notice. After giving up a successful career in his home country for a chance to make it in the Big Apple, he needs to juggle bartending, babysitting and odd jobs to keep himself afloat. Starting from square one is hard in the city of dreams. With each role Nico takes on, he puts on a new persona in order to fit in. He performs the ideal bartender, the up-and-coming actor, the friend, the father figure. But when old friends from Buenos Aires come to visit, he needs to juggle the image of his old life with the reality of the struggling actor in New York City.
‘In a moving depiction of this vibrant city, director Julia Solomonoff’s touching feature presents a portrait of immigrant solitude. Nico faces the difficulty of finding not only a home, but himself amidst the indifferent metropolis. Nobody’s Watching questions how we adjust when we lose our audience.’
Take a look at the teaser for the movie below.