The Companion (2015)

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The Companion (2015)
El acompañante (original title)

A disgraced boxer gradually forms an unlikely friendship with an HIV positive patient he is tasked with monitoring at a military-run sanitarium in 1980s Cuba.
Cuba
Panama
France
IMDb   7.4 /10
TheMovieDb    5.3 /10
RottenTomatoes
FilmAffinity   5.9 /10
Creators
Director Pavel Giroud
Writer Alejandro Brugués
Writer Pierre Edelman
Writer Pavel Giroud
Information
Release Date2016-08-16
Runtime1h 44min
GenreDrama
Content RatingTV-MA (TV-MA)
AwardsAwards6 wins & 4 nominations
CompanyAreté Audiovisual, Igolai Producciones, Lía Rodríguez & Antonio López
CountryCuba, Panama, France, Colombia, Venezuela
LanguageSpanish
Lisandraas Lisandra
La Madreas La Madre
Yotuel Romero
Yotuel Romero
Horacio Romeroas Horacio Romero
Borisas Boris

The Companion (film)

The Companion (Spanish: El acompañante) is a 2015 Cuban drama film directed by Pavel Giroud. It was selected as the Cuban entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 89th Academy Awards but it was not nominated.


Cast

  • Camila Arteche as Lisandra
  • Armando Miguel Gómez
  • Broselianda Hernández as La Madre
  • Yotuel Romero
  • Jazz Vilá as Boris

Festivals & Awards

  • Cuba's Official Entry to the Academy Awards, Best Foreign Film, 2016.
  • Cuba's Official Entry to the Goya Awards, Best Foreign Film, 2016.
  • Busan International Film Festival, Official Selection World Cinema, 2015.
  • Chicago International Film Festival, Official Selection World Cinema, 2015.
  • Cinélatino: Recontres de Toulouse, Audience Award, 2016.
  • Havana Film Festival New York, Best Screenplay 2016.
  • Málaga International Film Festival, Audience Award, 2016.
  • Miami International Film Festival, Audience Award, 2016.