“MY BEST FRIEND”— Lorenzo and Caito

 

“My Best Friend” (“Mi mejor amigo”)

Lorenzo and Caito

Amos Lassen

Lorenzo is a quiet teenager who lives with his parents and his younger brother in small city in the Argentinean Patagonia. One day, a family friend’s son named Caíto moves south and settles in at Lorenzo’s home. Because Caito’s family is going through difficult times, they can’t give much care to him.

Caíto is very shy and hardly speaks and Lorenzo is supposed to help him feel at home. They become friends and spend great amounts of time together. Although Lorenzo doesn’t like sports, he puts up with Caíto’s fascination for mountain biking. The two share deep conversations and even though they are very different but they come to understand each other.

Everybody Caíto is a difficult case. After a few days, Lorenzo’s parents feel they’ve had enough. At that point, Caíto makes a big confession to Lorenzo. He tells him the true reason why he was forced to leave his house and Lorenzo takes charge of him so that his parents will let him stay.

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