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by Pablo Lamar


An elderly couple lives out their lives on an isolated hill. Evangelina has been fading away for a very long time. On this particular night, Amancio quietly makes her company, with words and whispers, through the dark hours until the break of day, the moment of her death. Now utterly alone, Amancio takes charge of the various tasks for her burial. His actions are gradually infused with the power of ritual, as he comes to embrace solitude and loss. At the end of the day, Amancio carries Evangelina to her grave and lowers her into the ground. He shovels the dirt back into the pit and takes leave of his life companion, now resting beneath the earth.

international title: The Last Land
original title: La última tierra
country: Paraguay, Netherlands, Chile, Qatar
year: 2016
genre: fiction
directed by: Pablo Lamar
film run: 90'
screenplay: Pablo Lamar
cast: Ramon Del Rio, Vera Valdez
cinematography by: Vera Valdez
film editing: Felipe Gálvez
art director: Carlo Spatuzza
production: Fortuna Films, Sapukai Cine, Cinestación
backing: Doha Film Institute, Hubert Bals Fund Plus, L'Atelier (Cannes 2012), National Fund for Culture and the Arts (Paraguay)
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