What to watch: The Perfect David
Written and directed by Felipe Gomez Aparicio, The Perfect David is a Spanish-language film from Argentina.
The film gives us the story of David. He’s 16 years old, but what sets him apart is his muscular body.
David is obsessed with weightlifting – it’s an obsession fuelled by his mother who is determined to sculpt her son’s physique to perfection.
While this story explores some of the darkness of obsession and control, David is also trying to figure out what it means to be a man as he navigates his burgeoning sexuality amidst the testosterone-fuelled homoerotic of the weight room.