A Year Without Love

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A Year Without Love
A Year Without Love VideoCover.jpg
Directed byAnahí Berneri
Produced byDaniel Burman
Diego Dubcovsky
Written byAnahi Berneri
Pablo Pérez
StarringJuan Minujín
Mimí Ardú
Music byMartín Bauer
Leo García
CinematographyLucio Bonelli
Edited byAlex Zito
Distributed byDistribution Company
BD Cine
Release date
  • 2005 (2005)
Running time
102 minutes

A Year Without Love (Spanish: Un año sin amor) is a 2005 Argentine drama film directed by Anahí Berneri, and written by Berneri and Pablo Pérez, adapting Pérez's autobiographical novel of the same title.[1]

The plot follows Pablo, a writer dealing with loneliness and AIDS. Yearning for love, he places ads in a gay magazine and finds himself involved in the secretive world of Buenos Aires gay leather scene.

A Year Without Love played the international and gay and lesbian film festival circuits, garnering a number of awards including the Teddy Bear prize for the Best Gay Film at the 2005 Berlin Film Festival.


Pablo is a struggling poet who is living with HIV in Buenos Aires. Over the course of a year he deals with issues relating to his health, his family, his search for love and his developing involvement with leather fetishism. The year culminates with the publication of his diary in the form of a novel, Un Año sin amor.




  • Berlin International Film Festival: Teddy Award, Best Feature Film; 2005.
  • Outfest: Grand Jury Award, Outstanding International Narrative Feature; 2005.
  • New York Lesbian and Gay Film Festival: Best Foreign Narrative Feature; 2005.



  1. ^ Pulver, Andrew (2006-04-28). "A Year Without Love". The Guardian. Retrieved 2017-11-18.

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