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‘Cassandro’ the new film that breakes barriers and celebrates authenticity in lucha libre

by Viridiana Marin

In the vibrant tapestry of Mexican culture, there exists a phenomenon that transcends mere sport; it’s a spectacle, an art form, and a symbol of resilience rolled into one – Lucha Libre. This is the world where masculinity roars louder than a lion’s roar, a macho arena where Saúl Armendáriz’s extraordinary journey unfolds in “Cassandro”. A cinematic masterpiece that promises to captivate hearts and minds. In this fascinating film, we embark on a journey through the electrifying arena of Lucha Libre, where Saúl Armendáriz, played by the remarkable Gael García Bernal, shatters conventions and transcends limitations to become the legendary ‘Cassandro.’

Gael Garcia Bernal “Cassandro”

Get ready for the release of “Cassandro,” the incredible story of Saúl Armendáriz, a gay wrestler who overcame insurmountable odds to be himself in the wrestling ring. This guy was known for portraying an ‘exótico,’ a wrestler who fights in drag. Prepare yourself because this movie is about to shake your soul!

A tale of courage and authenticity

“Cassandro” unfolds the remarkable journey of Saúl Armendáriz, a Mexican-American wrestler who soared to fame in the late 1980s. Starting as a teenager training for lucha libre in Juárez, he transformed into “Rose Salvaje” and eventually adopted the persona of “Cassandro.” His flamboyance not only revolutionized Lucha Libre but also threw Saúl’s personal life into chaos, challenging his relationships.

A Star-Studded cast and a world-class director

The release date is quickly approaching, and we couldn’t be more excited. We’ll have Gael García Bernal, the exceptional Mexican talent, leading the cast in the role of Saúl. Alongside him, a group of outstanding actors who will breathe life into this unique story: Roberta Colindrez, Perla de la Rosa, Joaquín Cosío, and Raúl Castillo. And behind the camera, the director Roger Ross Williams, who brings us a compelling narrative that celebrates the bravery of being oneself.

Prepare to be moved, inspired, and awestruck by “Cassandro.” This film it’s more than a wrestling story; it’s a testament to the enduring significance of Lucha Libre in Mexico and the indomitable spirit of the human heart. 🎬 Watch the trailer!

Don’t miss the premiere!

Get ready for an exciting night at the movies. You won’t want to miss this incredible story of ‘Cassandro’, the exótico wrestler who broke molds and became an icon of authenticity! Join us as we celebrate Gael García Bernal’s triumphant return to the big screen and cheer for Cassandro’s extraordinary voyage of self-discovery and transformation.

When 🗓️

  • 15 September 2023 in select cinemas across the UK and Ireland, find your tickets here
  • 22 September 2023 on Prime Video

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