Blue Boy

Argentina Germany
Documentary Experimental
18 min.


Director | Manuel Abramovich
Director of photography | Manuel Abramovich
Editing | Cătălin Cristuțiu
Sound | Francisco Pedemonte
Producer | Manuel Abramovich
Production company | Manuel Abramovich


What are you up to tonight? Do you want me? We could have fun together… Seven Romanian male-to-male sex workers in Berlin have their portraits taken as they listen and react to recordings of their own experiences. By turning the process of exploitation into a spectacle, the camera becomes a client highlighting the inevitable performativity of such power relations.


Manuel Abramovich (b. Buenos Aires, 1987) is a film director and director of photography. His films have been shown at central festivals (Berlinale, Venice, Tribeca, IDFA, San Sebastián, Cinéma du Réel, BAFICI) and have received numerous awards. His latest work ‘Blue Boy’ won the Silver Bear at the Berlinale Shorts Competition 2019.