Caballos is the story of a young photographer named Robi who finds himself caught between the deep sense of loyalty he has for an older male lover and the desire he feels for an enchanting female singer he meets at a bar, only days before she leaves to Paris.
The film is in part inspired by the American photographer Robert Mapplethorpe – who shot the iconic cover photo for Patti Smith’s 1975 album titled “Horses”. Whilst drawing fictionally on those characters, Suarez made his own statement with unique characters, composing a poetic and metaphoric reflection on the nature of horses.
Shot in black-and-white, it is visually inspired by Mapplethorpe’s photos as well as Suárez’s primary cinematic influence, Memorias de subdesarrollo.
Spanish version with English subtitles