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La Última Tierra

La Última Tierra

Pablo Lamar

Paraguay, Netherlands, Chile, Qatar | 2016 | Genre: Drama | first feature film | running time: 77’

"Every single gesture bears a resemblance to a ritual, culminating in a kind of liturgy in the church of nature and a very human way of grasping the stupendous enigma of life and death."
Martin Kudláč - Cineuropa

festivals & awards

Competition, International Film Festival Rotterdam 2016

synopsis

A man is sitting at his wife’s death bed. He feeds her, watches over her and reassures her. After she dies, in the early morning, he takes care of her body. She is no longer part of time, while he has to continue, rudderless. He seeks solace in practical things - digging the grave, washing the body - while a sorrow wells up in him that traditional mourning rituals are powerless to overcome. His response is a gesture as radical as death itself.

info

The Last Land
original title

La Última Tierra

genre

Drama

country

Paraguay, Netherlands, Chile, Qatar

running time

77’

produced by

Sapukai Cine – Paraguay
Fortuna Films – Netherlands
Cinestación – Chile

directed by

Pablo Lamar

On an isolated hilltop, an elderly couple lives in solitude. She is dying and he accompanies her through the passing. Her death transforms the days that follow.
TFL Programmes

FrameWork 2011

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Pablo Lamar

Scriptwriter, Film Director

sapukai.cine@gmail.com

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Ilse Hughan

Film Festival, Production