Peru, 2016
Spanish with English subtitles | 81 min 
Director: Joel Calero

Wednesday, August 29th
7pm @ The Cinematheque
Sunday, September 2nd 
5:45pm @ The Cinematheque

After 19 years without seeing each other, Ramón and Laura, two former freedom fighters, reunite to sign their divorce papers. As they wander the streets of Lima waiting for their appointment, they catch up on the details of their lives and revisit their shared romantic and political past. However, their conversation soon evolves to unveil intimate, dark secrets of who they truly are and how much their country and convictions still hurt them. One Last Afternoon transcends its time and place, capturing the sentiment of a whole generation, who during the 1970s and 1980s fervently believed that armed insurgency was the necessary path to social justice.

What is actually just a lengthy conversation becomes an intriguing exploration of the crushing effects of political engagement on personal lives. Jonathan Holland, The Hollywood Reporter

Audience Award and Best Actor (Lucho Cáceres), Lima Film Festival 2016

Dos ex–guerrilleros se reencuentran para firmar su divorcio. Han pasado 19 años desde que uno de ellos abandonó al otro en circunstancias confusas. Una serie de azares los llevarán ese día a hacer un ajuste de cuentas de su historia de pareja, pero también de su pasado político, para redescubrirse mutuamente en este Perú del siglo XXI y que les sigue doliendo. La última tarde trasciende su tiempo y lugar, capturando el sentimiento de toda una generación, aquellos quienes durante la década de los 70 y 80 creyeron que la insurgencia era el camino para la justicia social.

Joel’s Filmography: La última tarde (2016), Cielo oscuro (2012), Palpa y Guapido. El abrazo de la memoria (2003)

Joel Calero, after obtaining a Creative Writing Master’s Degree in screenplays at UNMSM, he directed his short film EL VERANO PROXIMO (1999) and the documentary EL ABRAZO DE LA MEMORIA (2004), which received a Special Jury Mention at LALIFF. CIELO OSCURO is his first feature film. His film ONE LAST AFTERNOON screened at Lima Latin American FF where it won two awards, and Guadalajara IFF where Calero won the award for Best Director.

Preceded by:

INHERITING A LEGACY – Herencia de un Pueblo

Director: Carmen Román
Peru, 2016
No dialogue, 12 min

Set in the vibrant Peruvian town of El Carmen, this film highlights the people, town, and dance legacy of African descendants in Peru.