What to watch: The Trace of Your Lips
Written and directed by Julián Hernández, The Trace of Your Lips – La huella de unos labios – is a sexed-up drama exploring our need for intimacy during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Set in Mexico, the action revolves around two men – Román (Hugo Catalán) and Aldo (Mauricio Rico).
As the pandemic unfolds around them, Román and Aldo – isolated in their apartments – make an online connection and virtually explore their need for intimacy.
The sexual tension is palpable, as the dystopian world brought on by the virus becomes too much for everyone to bear.
This is an engaging film, and Mauricio Rico is particularly compelling as Aldo, but I’m not sure that audiences are ready to revisit the Covid-19 years in this way. Maybe it’s just me – I’m not ready to revisit the Covid-19 years in this way.