37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL Oct 30-Nov 3, 2024

37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL October 30-November 3, 2024

La Utopía De La Mariposa (The Butterfly’s Utopia)

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Screens before the feature film Nudo Mixteco

Lucas Avendaño is one of the most important artists in the Muxe community and an incredibly expressive stage dancer whose skill has taken him all over the world. On May 10th, 2018, his brother, Bruno Alonso Avendaño, disappeared with little explanation from the Secretary of the Navy, where he worked. Since then, Lucas has used his art in the performing and digital theatre scene to search for his missing brother and denounce the injustices of the state. This intimate documentary explores Lucas’s journey for emancipation, truth, and the hope that he will find his utopia reunited with Bruno.  

This film is part of the Indigeneity in Mexico series. 


12:00 AM


Film Info

Director: Miguel J. Crespo

Runtime: 30 min.

Genre: Shorts

Year: 2021

Country: Mexico

Language: Spanish

Featuring: Lukas Avendaño