In a truly electrifying performance, Leonardo Sbaraglia bares his heart, soul, and everything else as Santiago, a gay single father on the verge of a midlife meltdown, in actor-turned-director Leonardo Brzezicki’s moving sophomore feature. With his teenage daughter Laila (Miranda de la Serna) about to leave home for the first time, Santiago must confront his self-destructive behaviors and his deep-rooted fear of being alone over the course of a fateful summer split between Argentina and Brazil.
With a career spanning five decades now, Sbaraglia is no stranger to challenging, demanding roles, from one-half of a gay bank-robbing duo in Burnt Money to Antonio Banderas’ former muse in Almodóvar’s Pain & Glory. But as Santiago, Sbaraglia delivers his finest performance to date, unearthing a magnetic mixture of vulnerability, swagger, and depth. Wandering Heart showcases both a director on the rise and a veteran actor at the height of his talents coming together for a film that lingers long after the credits have rolled.
This film screens at the Castro Theatre JUNE 17, 2022 9:15 PM — 11:11 PM
Streams online JUNE 24, 2022 12:01 AM — JUNE 30, 2022 11:59 PM