The Erection of Toribio Bardelli

Peru, Brazil, 2023


Flamingo Films, La Gris Films (Peru), Coproduced with 3 Moinhos (Brazil)., 82mins

DCP Flat 2k, 1.85:1

Dolby 5.1


Rome Film Festival (Competition), Lima Film Festival, Thessaloniki Film Festival, Sao Paulo Film Festival


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Toribio Bardelli discovers, at his wife's funeral, that she was unfaithful to him for many years and no one –including his own children– ever told him anything. Met with this betrayal, Toribio becomes obsessed with reactivating his sexual life, unconsciously trying to sink all of those who humiliated him. What he doesn't know is that he will enter a self-destructive journey in which his children will end up involved. As Toribio approaches his own end, Sara, Luz and Silvestre will examine their own existence, taking us through a reflection on grief and how to deal with life after a loss.

Cast & Crew

Adrián Saba

Adrián Saba


Adrian Saba (Lima, 1988) studied film at Hofstra University with a Fulbright scholarship and graduated with his thesis film El Río in 2010. His debut film, El Limpiador, premiered in 2012 in the New Directors competition at the San Sebastian Film Festival where it received the Jury’s Special Mention...