Boys on the Rooftop


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Boys on the Rooftop.

Sergio and Octavio discover each other playing games of desire and seduction during a celebration evening. Once it’s over, both of them will have a piece of each other: their joint gay moments.


Julián Hernández is born in Mexico City in 1972 and he graduated in film from the state University UNAM. Among his previous works are the feature films Broken Sky (2006), A Thousand Clouds of Peace Fence the Sky, Love, Your Being Love Will Never End  (2003), winner of the Teddy Award at Berlin Film Festival and Raging Sun, Raging Sky, winner of the same Award but in 2009. His latest long feature film is I Am Happiness on Earth (2014). Hernández has also directed, among others, the short films Por encima del abismo de la desesperación (1996), Hubo un tiempo en que los sueños dieron paso a largas noches de insomnio (1997), Bramadero (2007), Vago rumor de mares en zozobra (2008), Atmósfera (2009), Wandering Clouds (2013) and the short documentary Young Man at the Bar Masturbating with Rage and Nerve (2015).


  • Title
    Boys on the Rooftop
  • Rights
  • Country
  • Year
  • Length
    18′, col.

  • Director
    Julián Hernández
  • Screenplay
    Emiliano Arenales Osorio,
    Sergio Loo
  • Editing
    Adriana Martínez
  • Photography
    Alejandro Cantú

  • Music
    Arturo Villela Vega
  • Sound
    Luis René Camacho, Maxime Bedot,
    Armando Narváez del Valle
  • Cast
    Hugo Catalán, Alan Ramírez,
    Mauricio Rico

  • Producers
    Roberto Fiesco, Ernesto Martínez Arévalo,
    Iliana Reyes
  • Production
    Mil Nubes Cine,
    Cine Invencible Cine

  • Guadalajara International Film Festival 2016 – Latinamerican Short Film Competition
  • In & Out Nice 2016
  • Inside Out Toronto LGBT Film Festival 2016
  • Mix Mexico 2016
  • Korea Queer Film Festival Seoul 2016
  • Outfest Los Angeles 2016
  • Monterrey International Queer Film Festival 2016
  • July Men’s Summer Hot Shorts Fest Huntington 2016
  • Guanajuato International Film Festival 2016
  • Qfilms Long Beach Film Festival 2016
  • Cinema Queer International Film Festival Stockholm 2016
  • Asterisco Buenos Aires 2016
  • Sardinia Queer Short Film Festival 2016 – Out of Competition
  • Cologne Filmforum NRW 2017
  • Philadelphia qFLIX 2017
  • Cine Lido – Centro Cultural Bella Epoca Mexico City 2017
  • Boston Museum of Fine Arts 2017
  • Shorts Mexico Mexico City 2018
  • Roma Pride 2018
  • Cineteca Nacional Mexico City 2018
  • Cineteca Nacional Mexico City 2021 – Retrospective Julián Hernández

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