Director: Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer
Running Time: 20
Location: USA
DCFF SCreening: 2015


Contrapelo is the story of a proud Mexican barber who is forced to shave the leader of a drug cartel. As he faces the man who is destroying his country, he is confronted by a difficult decision: to become a killer, or to let this man continue to kill. By the end of the shave, the Barber will realize he and the Capo are not so different.

Screening History & Awards

Tribeca Film Festival – Winner! Best Short Film Nomination

Las Vegas Film Festival – Winner! Best Short Drama Film

Phoenix Film Festival – Winner! Best Short Film

San Diego Latino Film Festival – Winner! Best Short Film

Palm Springs International Shortfest – Best Live Action Short Audience Award Runner Up

BFI London

Calgary International Film Festival

Atlanta Film Festival

Brussels International Film Festival

DCFF Screening Information

Part of the The Stories We Tell shorts grouping

Saturday, August 29th, 5:00pm

Emily loves movies and Tacoma. Thus, the Destiny City Film Festival was born in 2013 and has been going strong ever since!