• Berlin International Film Festival

  • San Sebastián Int'l Film Festival

  • Mar del Plata Int'l Film Festival

  • San Francisco Int'l Film Festival

    Honorable Mention - New Directors Awards
  • Outfest L.A Film Festival

    Outstanding Screenwriting Award
  • Seattle Int'l Film Festival

    Ibero-American Competition Grand Jury Prize
  • Ibero American Film Festival Miami

    Special Jury Mention
  • Seattle Int'l Film Festival

    Grand Jury Prize

Spanish with English subtitles- Spanish language audio description available *

With Martín Miller, Teo Inama Chiabrando, Azul Mazzeo

Mariano Biasin’s acclaimed and tenderly observed coming-of-age film follows sixteen-year-old Manuel as he navigates adolescence in a small coastal town, hanging out with his girlfriend and playing in a rock band with Felipe, his best friend since childhood. But he also struggles with conflicted emotions as the realization dawns that his feelings for Felipe are becoming something more than friendship. Sensitive and cautious, Manuel must reconcile his desire to discover if his impulse is mutual, with the fear of risking his lifelong bond with Felipe.

Softly lit cinematography, Emilio Cervini’s evocative soundtrack, and sweet, loving performances enrich this beautiful and candid story of acceptance.

* Spanish language audio description available via All4Access App and/or .wav file when purchasing a DSL license.

Accessibility for these films was created by DICAPTA and funded under a grant from the U.S. Department of Education- Office of Special Education-OSEP, project “Enhanced Access to Video for Students with Sensory Disabilities through Emerging Technology,” TV Access H327C210001.


“Personal and honest, with a perfect ensemble and a score that drives the story justly and sensibly, Sublime is a film of immense beauty.” – Fernando E. Juan Lima, Escribiendo Cine

“The rollercoaster emotions of adolescence are perfectly captured in Mariano Biasin’s light and lyrical film, which was one of the highlights of 2022’s festival fare.” – Jennie Kermode, Eye For Film

“Unlike many queer coming-of-age films – which can lapse into sentimental self-flagellation – Argentinian director Mariano Biasin’s light-touch drama handles the thorny process of coming out in refreshing fashion.” – Phuong Le, The Guardian

“Avoiding schmaltzy pitfalls, this moving drama about two friends nearing adulthood offers a modern ideal of masculinity.” – Phuong Le, The Guardian

About the Director
Mariano Biasin was born in Buenos Aires in 1980. He graduated from Eliseo Subiela’s Professional School of Cinematography in 2004 and worked as an Assistant Director in more than 30 Feature Films alongside Directors such as Paula Hernández, Pablo Giorgelli, Eliseo Subiela, Diego Lerman, Gastón Duprat, and Julio Chávez among others. He directed the short film Fabrizio’s Initiation (2015), which was selected for 50 International Film Festivals and won over 20 awards and mentions, including the Crystal Bear at Berlinale – Generation Kplus 2016, and was nominated for the Condor de Plata Award.

Biasin also co-directed the short film Hell in the Goal Area (2020), which was recently acquired by HBO and selected for 20 International Film Festivals and has won over 10 international awards up to this moment. Sublime (2022) is his debut feature film.

Notes on Film

“Sublime is a take on friendship and love, at a moment in life when impulses and changes are overwhelming. I wrote the script in an attempt to explore an awakening. The instance in which an apparently indestructible bond is transformed. The search for a place where there isn’t any need to label urges. The challenge of recognizing love in all its forms. I set out to accompany a protagonist who tries to listen to his inner voice, terrified of making a mistake, of ruining what is most valuable to him. Asking himself if his desire is taking him in the wrong direction. And at the root of the story, is music. As a compass, as a guide, as a refuge, as a way of learning.”

– Mariano Biasin, Director