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NARRATIVE FEATURE | 87 MIN | 2011

MY LAST ROUND

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Unfazed by the attention he receives from women, Hugo searches for something meaningful to break up the monotony of his life. The young man becomes captivated with Octavio, a middle-aged local boxing champion, who must maintain a hard and gruff image for his fans and fellow fighters. When Octavio furtively acts on the subtle flirtations Hugo throws at him, he is abruptly rejected. Hugo tries to curtail his desire, but eventually surrenders to their magnetic attraction. They enter into an intense romance that would never be accepted in their small town in southern Chile. The couple moves to capital city Santiago with energized dreams of building their life together and protecting their love from a hostile world. But when Hugo confuses his feelings for a naïve colleague at his new workplace, nothing turns out as planned.

Set to an evocative acoustic score, writer/director Julio Jorquera's first feature tells a heartfelt story with an assured hand, eliciting complex and naturalistic performances that capture the passionate rise and tragic fall of a couple's relationship.

Film Information
Year: 2010
Length: 87 minutes
Language: Spanish
Country: Argentina, Chile
Premiere: North American
Cast & Credits
Primary Cast: Roberto Farías, Héctor Morales, Manuela Martelli, Tamara Acosta, Gonzalo Robles
Director: Julio Jorquera
Screenwriter: Julio Jorquera
Producer: Francisco Rojas
Editor: Julio Jorquera, Danielle Fillios
Director of Photography: Sergio Armstrong
Production Company: Umana Films
Art Director: Estefania Larrain de la Cerda
Press Contacts
Special Note

 



Co-hosted by

 Consulate General of Chile in New YorkSANFIC

About the Director(s)
JULIO JORQUERA studied journalism and film at Universidad ARCIS, where he made two 16mm shorts: El Día and Gemidos y silencios. Later, he worked as a producer and assistant director in different features. My Last Round is his feature debut as director and scriptwriter.

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