VENEZUELA’S OFFICIAL SUBMISSION TO THE ACADEMY AWARDS
(2016, 128 min. Dir. Ignacio Castillo Cottin)
“The only fight he lost was the one against himself.”
Presented by Apertura Showcase in association with the American Cinematheque, with support from the Eastside Arts Initiative and MPSLabo.
This tragic love story is based on the life of two-time World Boxing Champion, Edwin “El Inca” Valero (Alexander Leterni). Accompanied by his wife to rings around the world, the charismatic fighter from the Venezuelan Andes defeats all rivals with devastating knockouts. But while his professional life soars, his personal life starts to stagger, as Edwin establishes a relationship with another woman and becomes trapped by his own insecurities and an increasing drug addiction.
In Spanish with English subtitles.