Pornomelancolia / Pornomelancolía

Documentary Section

Being a porn star may seem like the perfect job. A lot of money and sex, friendly colleagues you can discuss anything with. And if you’ve got a director with imagination, you can play revolutionaries in historical costumes at a farm one month, and contemplate in a poetic scene inspired by Buñuel the next month. Or not? Lalo Santos was fascinated by pornfluencers even way back when he was a factory worker sharing his nude pics online. But while shooting with the crew, he reached his limits, not only because of his shaky mental health. So he moves to the more free environment of OnlyFans, but in private, his depression prevails. Pornomelancholia views pornography as the basis for depicting the discrepancy between the public media life and the private, lonely feeling that no group sex can heal. The film was successfully presented at many festivals worldwide and won the Best Cinematography award at San Sebastian.


  • Argentina, Brazil, France / 2022
  • 94 min / DCP
  • Spanish
  • Subtitles: Czech, English
  • Directors: Manuel Abramovich
  • Writers: Manuel Abramovich, Fernando Krapp
  • Cast: Lalo Santos
  • Luxbox
  • Praha: Tue 7 Nov 2023 / 8:30 pm / Kino Světozor, velký sál Buy
  • Brno: Tue 14 Nov 2023 / 8:30 pm / Lucerna Brno Buy
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