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Fallen Fruit | Chris Molina and Ramiro Batista on Gay Romanticism and Florida – Miami Film Festival 2024

The most recent trend is that Millennials and Gen Zers are moving back home for personal and economic reasons. One young man tries to readjust his life through unemployment and love by moving back home to Florida in Fallen Fruit.

The film stars Ramiro Batista, Austin Cassel, and Krystal Millie Valdes. Chris Molina wrote and directed the movie.

Here is the short synopsis:

Alex (Ramiro Batista), is a 20-something-year-old who begrudgingly moves back to his childhood home in Miami from New York after a breakup. Blinded by his optimism of returning to New York after the Summer, Alex underestimates the inevitable hurricane that is adulthood. As his Miami life takes its turns, Alex documents his version of rock bottom with an old camcorder found in his bedroom-turned-storage closet. Looking for an escape, he soon finds comfort in Chris (Austin Cassel), a random hookup, who shows him what a life in Miami might have to offer. Blinded by optimism and lust, the reality of adulthood comes flooding in, forcing him to begin to grow up.

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LRM Online’s Gig Patta talked with actor Ramiro Batista and director-writer Chris Molina about Alex’s origins, Florida, and his headspace.

Ramiro Batista is an actor and dancer based in Los Angeles. He began his career at the age of 12 in a play titled Cabo Verde. In 2018, he co-wrote the play RED, which was first performed in Paris and later in New York City. He also appeared in short films that were selected at the Cannes Film Festival and in the Netflix series Call Me Francis.

Chris Molina is a Miami-based filmmaker focused on queer stories based on his personal experiences. His films played in several film festivals, including DOC NYC, New Orleans Film Festival, Bend Film Festival, NoBudge, and Indie Grits.

Fallen Fruit made its premiere at the Miami Film Festival 2024.

Watch the exclusive interview with Ramiro Batista and Chris Molina below. Let us know what you think of the interview.

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Source: LRM Online Exclusive

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