EL ACOMPAÑANTE

THE COMPANION

By Pavel GIROUD

HABANERO - as SALES All rights, World

Drama - Completed 2015

In the 80's, when fear spread faster than HIV, CUBA confined the epidemic behind a wall.

Festivals
& Awards

Ventana Sur 2015
Busan - BIFF/APM 2015
World Cinema
Chicago IFF 2015
World Cinema
Miami IFF 2016
Audience Award
Malaga 2016
Audience Award. Latin American Territory Section
Toulouse (ARCALT) 2016
Audience Award
Havana FF in NY 2016
Best Screenplay
    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • CUBA, FRANCE, PANAMA, VENEZUELA, COLOMBIA
    • Languages
    • SPANISH
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 104 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Pavel GIROUD
    • Writer(s)
    • Pavel GIROUD
    • Producer(s)
    • Lia RODRIGUEZ (Areté Audiovisual S.A), Antonio LOPEZ (Areté Audiovisual S.A), Edgard TENEMBAUM (Tu Vas Voir), Gustavo PAZMIN PEREA (IGOLAI PRODUCCIONES), Delfina CATALÁ (Nativa Pro Cinematográfica), Alexandra SOLÓRZANO (Nativa Pro Cinematográfica)
    • Synopsis
    • EL ACOMPAÑANTE is set in 1988 Cuba as the government dispatched HIV patients to AIDS centers under military rule. It narrates the friendship between Horacio Romero, a Cuban boxing champion that fails a drug test and must serve as a “companion” (an euphemism for warden) of Daniel, a conflictive patient.
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