| l to r: City of Miami Beach commissioner Michael Gongora, Jaie Laplante,
Julio Jorquera Arriagada, Consul General of Chile Juan Luis Nilo, Andres Castillo
As part of MIFF’s monthly dive-in film series
at W South Beach in 2011, Chilean drama Mi último round (aka My Last Round)
, written and directed by Julio Jorquera Arriagada, will premiere on HBO Latino
on Friday, October 26th. Roberto Farias, Manuella Martelli and Hector Morales star in this meditation on mortality and masculinity about a successful middle-aged boxer Octavio who falls in love with morose young restaurant worker Hugo and they move from their small-town in the south of Chile to Santiago to protect their taboo relationship. A medical condition forces Octavio to retire and look for a new line of work, but when he learns that Hugo is romantically involved with a female co-worker, the heartbroken Octavio risks everything by entering the ring one last time.