La Erección de Toribio Bardelli

Adrián Saba

5:30:00 PM, Secret Movie Club, November 3rd

Peru | 2023 | 82′ | Spanish – sub English


Over the course of two nights, a widower confronted with his own looming mortality faces his estranged children, who are in search of their own identities after the loss of their mother. As father and children come to terms with their own existence, “The Erection of Toribio Bardelli” turns into a tender and subtle meditation on grief.

Director • Dirección
Adrián Saba

Screenplay • Guión
Adrián Saba

Cinematography • Fotografía
Christian Valera

Music / Score
Hugo Huanqui

Sound • Sonido
Pablo Rivas Leyva, Tiago Bello, Willy Ilizarbe

Production Design
Blanca Martínez

Edition • Edición
Justin Beach, Maksim T. Kuzin

Producer • Productor
Carolina Denegri, Adrián Saba. Co-Producers: Ana Alice de Morais

Cast • Elenco
Gustavo Bueno, Gisela Ponce de León, Rodrigo Sánchez Patiño, Michele Abascal, Lucélia Santos


Adrián Saba


Adrián Saba studied film and anthropology at Hofstra University with a Fulbright scholarship. He graduated with his short film El Río in 2010. His debut film El Limpiador premiered San Sebastian–New Directors 2012. He developed his second film El Soñador at the Cannes Cinefondation Residence and premiered at Berlinale Generation 2016. “The Erection of Toribio Bardelli” is his third feature film.