A story of love and bravery at the end of the world.

Grand Jury Prize
Best International Feature
OutFest L.A. 2020

Cinestación and Terranova present

The Strong Ones

A film by Omar Zúñiga

Lucas travels to visit his sister to a remote town in southern Chile. In front of the ocean and the fog, he meets Antonio, a boatswain in a local fishing boat. When an intense romance grows between them, their strength, their independence and their adulthood become immovable in front of the tide.

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2019, Chile / HD / 98 min.
Production Companies Cinestación and Terranova


Samuel González
Antonio Altamirano
Marcela Salinas
Rafael Contreras



Written and directed by Omar Zúñiga
Produced by Omar Zúñiga, José Luis Rivas
Executive Producers Dominga Sotomayor, Josemaría Naranjo
Associate Producers Martín Bravo, Nicolás Ibieta, Sokio
Sound Design Roberto Espinoza

Director of Photography Nicolás Ibieta, ACC
Production Designer Nicolás Oyarce
Editors Catalina Marín, Omar Zúñiga

World Sales Meikincine

Distribution in Chile DCI Distribución
Distribution in Germany / Austria / Switzerland Salzgeber
Distribution in Poland OutFilm / Tongariro Releasing
Distribution in United Kingdom/Australia Matchbox Films
Distribution in United States / Canada Breaking Glass Pictures


Grand Jury Prize for Best International Narrative Feature, and Audience Award for Narrative Feature, OutFest Los Angeles
Official Selection United States, 2020

Best Foreign Language Film
Florida Film Critics Circle United States, 2020

Best Narrative Film, OutShine Film Festival
Official Selection United States, 2020

Best Narrative Feature, ImageOut, Rochester LGBT Film Festival
Official Selection United States, 2020

Best Director, Out on Film Atlanta LGBTQ Film Festival
Narrative Features United States, 2020

Jury Award for Outstanding Feature Film, QFlix Philadelphia
Official Selection United States, 2020

Audience Award, Image+Nation Montreal LGBTQ Film Festival
Official Selection Canada, 2020


26th Valdivia International Film Festival
Opening Film Chile, 2019

48th Gramado Film Festival
International Competition Brazil, 2020

43rd Göteborg Film Festival
New Voices Sweden, 2020

32nd Cinélatino Recontres de Toulouse
Découvertes Fiction France, 2020

24th Queer Lisboa
Opening Film Portugal, 2020

32nd NewFest New York LGBTQ Film Festival
Official Selection United States, 2020

FIRE!! Mostra Internacional de Cinema Gai i Lesbià de Barcelona
Official Selection Spain, 2020

30th Inside Out Toronto LGBTQ+ Film Festival
International Features Canada, 2020

27th Mardi Gras Film Festival
Official Selection Australia, 2020

6th La Serena International Film Festival
Main Competition Chile, 2020

Mix Copenhagen
Official Selection Denmark, 2020

23th Pink Apple Film Festival
Feature Films Switzerland, 2020

Slovak Queer Film Festival
Opening Film Slovakia, 2020

25th Seattle Queer Film Festival
Features United States, 2020

Queer Film Festival
Official Selection Germany, 2020

Reeling Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival
Narrative Features United States, 2020

30th Melbourne Queer Film Festival
Official Selection Australia, 2020

Roze Filmdagen, Amsterdam LGBTQ Film Festival
Official Selection The Netherlands, 2020

5th AMOR International LGBT+ Film Festival
Chilean Panorama Chile, 2020

35th Lovers Film Festival
Special Screening Italy, 2020

Queer Voices International Film Festival
Official Selection Moldova, 2020

28th San Diego Latino Film Festival
Narrative Features United States, 2021

Brisbane Queer Film Festival
Official Selection Australia, 2021

Llámale H
Opening Film Uruguay, 2021


66th Donostia Zinemaldia San Sebastián International Film Festival
Cine en Construcción 34 Spain, 2018

NYU Production Lab
Supported Project United States, 2017

Government of Chile
Film Promotion Fund for Production Chile, 2017

Ibermedia Program
Development Fund Spain, 2014

Huelva Ibero-American Film Festival
Co-Production Forum Spain, 2013

Mostra Internacional de Cinema en São Paulo
Br Lab Brazil, 2013 

Viña del Mar International Film Festival
Training & Networks Chile, 2013 

Reykjavik International Film Festival
Summer Institute Iceland, 2013