This movie was most definitely eye opening, and at times hard to watch. However, it was creatively crafted even if in a dark way. I felt sick watching the way the mother treated her son and just continued to hope that she would eventually respect him for who he was. I thought it was creative how the political aspects that were going on during this time in Venezuela was shown through the background almost nonchalantly. For example, comments about citizens making sacrifices for the president and what not were talked about on the tv almost as "background noise." The other piece that really caught my eye was how the mother thought she had messed up and that her son was sick because he was gay. That was something that was an issue way back when but is also still a current issue now. I do not find it coincidental that the son had more feminine characteristics and the mother had a more aggressive tone about her. I found that to be another creative way to show the underlying theme. Overall sad movie but also a powerful movie. I am glad I came out to see it.