Catalogue : Rainbow Velvet


The Last Match  

By Antonio Hens 

Awards & Festivals:
Best Feature Film at Amsterdam LGBT Film Festival!
World Premiere in Frameline San Francisco LGBT Int'l Film Festival - In Competition
Will participate to the London LGBT FF. Selected as the gala screening for Accenture (festival’s main sponsor)!
World Premiere in Frameline San Francisco LGBT Int'l Film Festival - In Competition  

Genre: Drama

Synopsis:
Two Cuban boys on the edge of marginality fight to lead a life together. But it's hard for both: one has to work as a shark beating father-in-law debtors. The other prostitutes himself in the streets to fulfill his family's duties...

In an island where baseball was the king, soccer seems to be the only way to escape… 

Cast:
Yosvani: Milton García
Reinier: Reinier Díaz
Silvano: Luís Alberto García
Teresa: Mirtha Ibarra
Juan: Toni Cantó  

Director Biography:
Born in Cordoba, Spain, Antonio Hens studied English Language and Literature in Granada University and Film Making at the ECAM, the official Spanish film school. He steadily works for the television producing tv series since 1998 and runs production company Malas Compañías PC, SL since 1996. He has directed three shorts all of them internationally awarded. 

Cast Biography:
Milton García and Reinier Díaz are 18 years old. This is their first work for the cinema. They have already worked for Cuban TV series as teenagers.
Luis Alberto García is a famous Cuban actor. He has worked for Fernando Pérez (LA a vida es silbar), Steven Soderbergh (El Ché), Benicio del Toro (7 days in Havanna) .

Mirtha Ibarra widower to star director Tomás Gutiérrez Alea “Titón” appeared in most of his films and is very well known for her character in “Strawberry and Chocolate”. He has also worked for Benicio del Toro, (7 days in Havanna), Juan Carlos Tabío (En lista de espera).

Toni Cantó is a Spanish actor and MP. He is very well known after performing transvestite Lola in Pedro Almodóvar’s All about my mother. He works for film and tv since 1986 and has a large career. 

Crew:
Writer: Abel gonzález Melo & Antonio Hens
Cinematography: Yanelvis González
Editor:Julio Gutiérrez
Costume Designer: Vladimir Cuenca
Sound: Federico Pajaro
Co-Producer: Vanessa Portieles
Producer: Antonio Hens 


Technical Information:
Original Title: LA PARTIDA / HD / 1:1,85 / Colour / 94 min / Dolby 5.1 / Spanish with English, French or German subtitles / HD Cam and Blue Ray available / Spain in co-production with Cuba 2013 

News & Reviews

  • ScreenDaily - 05 August 2012

    "Hens’ story centres on two young men in present day Cuba who have to fight to survive a harsh life in a savage society and, at the same time, keep secret a love which could be fatal for both of them. The football field is the place where they meet and the crescendo of their story unfolds."

     

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  • The Last Match

    Will participate to Skeive Filmer Film Festival (Norway), from 13th to 20th September

     


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