Date: February 11th at 7PM at the Brattle Theatre, Cambridge
Details: 80 mins, Canada, 2012. In English and Spanish with English subtitles. New England Premiere.
Filmmaker: Carlo Guillermo Proto
Synopsis: Struggling with short-term memory loss, Gustavo has retired from his business and finds some solace in his homeland of Chile by pursuing a childhood dream – competing as a “huaso” in rodeos. Awaiting the results of tests to determine whether he has Alzheimer’s, and having long professed he would end his life if it became unbearable, he begins making preparations for his death, while his family struggles to accept his decision to end his life. El Huaso explores the pivotal point in one man’s life where he takes it upon himself to shape his own mortality.
Filmmaker Carlo Guillermo Proto in Attendance for Post Screening Q&A
Quebec International Film Festival: Best First Feature Film / Audience Award for Best Canadian-Quebecois Film.
The screening of EL HUASO will be preceded by SANJIBAN, a short film from Boston based filmmaker, Ben Pender-Cudlip. After his diagnosis with terminal cancer, eccentric filmmaker Sanjiban Sellew spent his final days at home with family and friends.