The Last Land
Spring Grant 2014 - Production Stage
Current project status: COMPLETED
Evangelina and Amancio, an elderly couple, live out their lives on an isolated hill. Evangelina has been ailing for a very long time. On this particular night, Amancio quietly accompanies her, with words and with whispers – with silence – through the dark hours until the break of day; the moment of her death. Now utterly alone, Amancio takes charge of the various tasks required for her burial. His actions are gradually infused with the power of ritual, as he comes to embrace solitude and loss.
- Pablo Lamar
- Pablo Lamar
- Ilse Hughan, Wiebke Toppel
About the Director
Pablo Lamar was born in Asunción, Paraguay, in 1984. He studied film at the Universidad del Cine of Buenos Aires (FUC). He has written and directed two short films, ‘I Hear Your Scream’ (2008) and ‘Night Inside’ (2009), both of which premiered at the Cannes Critics Week.
Production Company Profile
Sapukai Cine is a production company based in Paraguay created to produce the film projects of Pablo Lamar, including ‘I Hear Your Scream’ (2008) and ‘Night Inside’ (2009), both of which premiered at the Semaine de la Critique at the Festival de Cannes. In 2010, Sapukai co-produced Ricardo Alves Jr.’s short film ‘Permanencias’, which was selected for the Semaine de la Critique. ‘The Last Land’ is Lamar’s latest project and marks Sapukai’s feature-film production debut.
Awards and Festival History
International Film Festival Rotterdam 2016, Bright Future (WP)
Torino Film Festival 2016