• Film Title (Spanish): El Cuarto de Leo
  • Film Title (Original): El Cuarto de Leo
  • Film Title (English): Leo's Room
  • Country Of Origin: Uruguay /Argentina
  • Year Of Completion: 2009
  • Running Time: 95mins
  • Format/Color/Bw: 35mm / Color
  • Language: Spanish


  • Director: Enrique Buchichio
  • Producer: Natacha López
  • Executive Producer: Natacha López, Jorge Rocca
  • Screenwriters: Enrique Buchichio
  • Cinematography: Pedro Luque
  • Editing: Guillermo Casanova, Julián Goyoaga
  • Music: Sebastián Kramer
  • Cast: Martín Rodríguez, Cecilia Cósero, Gerardo Begérez, Arturo Goetz, Mirella Pascual, Rafael Soliwoda, Carolina Alarcón


“An impressive debut by Uruguayan writer-helmer Enrique Buchichio, "Leo's Room" drifts in a laid-back, almost dreamy way toward edgy subjects usually accompanied by hysterical angst: gay awakening and the death of a child. The narrative concerns an affable young grad student who, dazed and confused, hesitates to commit to anything, including his own homosexuality.”  Ronnie Scheib, Variety

As the movie opens, the 20-something Leo (Martin Rodriguez) is having girlfriend trouble. Everything in their relationship is swell except sex, in which Leo seems to have little interest.  Leo's Room is filled with wonderful little touches and character beats: the surprising observations of the drug-addled couch potato who turns out to be a lot sharper than he appears; the casual way in which Leo's mother lets him know she knows he's gay and that it's OK; the knowing, compassionate smile his new companion gives Leo as he watches him try frantically to come up with a lie to hide his homosexuality from his old girlfriend Caro.

Enrique Buchichio tells this familiar self-discovery story with freshness. Its almost languid approach to its subject matter and insistence in breaking away from navel-gazing is moving and memorable


Enrique Buchichio Enrique Buchichio was born in Montevideo, Uruguay in 1973. In 2005, he was selected for the Talent Campus Buenos Aires competition, organized by the Universidad del Cine in cooperation with the Berlinale Talent Campus. In 2007 he released the short Noche FríaLeo’s Room is his first feature film.