El Acompañante

EL ACOMPAÑANTE / THE COMPANION
Pavel Giroud | Cuba – Colombia – Panama – Venezuela – France | 2015 | Fiction | 104 min NY PREMIERE
Directors Guild Theatre  – April 7 @ 6:30PM – OPENING NIGHT   Buy Tickets
 – Director Pavel Giroud and Actor Yotuel Romero present for Q&A
 Museum of Moving Image 4/9 @ 7:00pm
– Director Pavel Giroud and Actor Yotuel Romero present for Q&A
SYNOPSIS

Starring Latin Grammy® winner Yotuel Romero, The Companion 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” (a euphemism for warden) of Daniel, a conflictive patient.

 

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Pavel Giroud was born in Havana. He graduated from Cuba’s High Institute of Design. His first feature The Silly Age (2006) was selected Best Cuban Film of the Year by the Cuban Critics Association. The Companion(2015), his third feature, won the Best Project Award at San Sebastian’s Europe-Latin America Co-Production Forum for its screenplay.