Austral Films

EUGENIO’s dream is to win the trophy he never won as a soccer player. At 72, EUGENIO finds a last chance to fulfill his dream in a tropical dance contest. When he loses his partner, his only chance of winning will be to face his own prejudices and those of his family. Now, he will change the ball for the hall.

 

 

Eugenio Miranda is a 72 years-old former soccer player. Frustrated because he never won a championship, he finds a last chance to redeem himself in a dance contest for seniors.
Together with Carmen, his dance partner and friend of a Day Center for the elderly, he strives to learn the steps of salsa, cumbia and bolero.

The couple rehearses rigorously under the instruction of Daniel, a 70-year-old homosexual man. The closeness with Daniel bothers Eugenio, but soon he realizes that it is his only real chance to win.

When Carmen dies unexpectedly during the semifinals, Eugenio makes a radical decision and continues in the competition, but this time with Daniel as a dance partner.
The organization of the contest tries to keep them out of the competition; however, Eugenio faces his own prejudices with the determination to finally achieve the triumph that he so desires.

Eugenio moves freely, lightly and willing to give everything to continue dancing.

Festivals and Awards:

Montreal International Film Festival. Best First Film Award.

Seattle International Film Festival.

Suchitoto International Film Festival.

Icaro International Film Festival of Central America. Best Production and Best Sound.