El Último Traje (The Last Suit)

Times:

  • 4:00 pm
  • Sunday, November 4, 2018

Where:

  • The Tower Theatre
    815 E Olive Ave.
    Fresno, CA 93728

Synopsis

A winner of audience awards at film festivals worldwide, this comedic drama follows one aging man’s attempt to keep a promise to a friend, as his health and independence decline. At 88, Abraham Bursztein’s place in the world is rapidly disappearing. His kids have sold his Buenos Aires residence, set him up to move to a retirement home, and argue over handling his fading health. But Abraham survived the Holocaust, made a successful life in a foreign land, and isn’t about to quietly fade away. Instead, he plots a secret one-way trip to Poland, where he plans to find the Christian friend who saved him from certain death at the end of World War II, and keep his promise to return. Comedic and poignant, El último traje approaches its weighty themes with a light touch. Featuring dynamic performances from Miguel Ángel Solá and Ángela Molina. In Spanish, with English subtitles.
Assistive listening services are not available for this film.

Director: Pablo Solarz
Argentina/Spain (2017) • 92 minutes • Not rated
Distributor: Outsider Pictures

With short film: Risorgimento
Director: Christopher Velazquez • USA (2018) • 5 minutes
A writer tries to enjoy a peaceful night alone, but the ghost in his house has other plans. First place winner, Creative Professional division, CMAC 60 Hour Film Race 2018. After El último traje, join local filmmaker Christopher Velazquez on the theater terrazzo for a Q&A, moderated by Filmworks board member Sirley Carballo.

Screening Sponsor: Fresno Jewish Film Series

Reviews

"Abraham is going to get his way, no matter what. Which makes ‘El último traje’ a hopeful film, sweet at its core, even in the flashes of horror that built the bitterness Abraham has carried with him all life." — Roger Moore, Movie Nation
"As drama, ‘El último traje’ is unabashedly, manipulatively sentimental. Bring your hankies for the last act. But it does move nicely from whimsy to dire memories." — Jim Slotek, Original Cinema
"Abraham is going to get his way, no matter what. Which makes ‘El último traje’ a hopeful film, sweet at its core, even in the flashes of horror that built the bitterness Abraham has carried with him all life." — Roger Moore, Movie Nation
"As drama, ‘El último traje’ is unabashedly, manipulatively sentimental. Bring your hankies for the last act. But it does move nicely from whimsy to dire memories." — Jim Slotek, Original Cinema

Every second Friday of the month, Fresno Filmworks screens first-run independent and international movies at the historic Tower Theatre.