A gorgeous depiction of mother-son love and an exhilarating exploration of fearless queer identity in a macho environment.



When Saúl Armendáriz (Gael García Bernal) starts competing in the macho world of Mexican Lucha Libre wrestling, he's always cast as the runt. After he meets Sabrina (Roberta Colindrez), Saúl gains not only a professional trainer but also a friend who helps him create a new character in the ring. Together they debut ‘Cassandro,’ a radical subversion of Lucha Libre's stereotypical role known as the Exótico. Flamboyant and powerful, Cassandro turns lucha on its head. But Cassandro also upends Saúl's own life, throwing into tumult his relationships with his mother Yocasta, his secret lover Gerardo, and his absent father Eduardo.

"A triumph for Bernal and for Williams and all his collaborators, a film that takes on very fresh territory and suffuses all of its frames with love for all of the people in it." ~ Dan Callahan, TheWrap

"Led by a phenomenal performance by Gael García Bernal, Cassandro is a wild and entertaining story." ~  Nick Schager, The Daily Beast

"Like any good fighter film, Cassandro builds to the sort of incredible final bout that makes your hairs stand up and the rest of your body want to." ~ Ross McIndoe, Slant Magazine
Drama, LGBTQ+, Sport, Bio-pic
Spanish, English
Roger Ross Williams
Roger Ross Williams, David Teague
Gael García Bernal, Roberta Colindrez, Perla De La Rosa, Joaquín Cosío, Raúl Castillo, El Hijo del Santo, Benito Antonio Martínez Ocasio (Bad Bunny)

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