La última película
EXEC PROD Christos V. Konstantakopoulos
PROD Mark Peranson
SCR Raya Martin, Mark Peranson
CAM Gym Lumbera
EDS Lawrence S. Ang, Mark Peranson
PROD DES Paloma Camarena
PROD CO Cinema Scope / Canana Films / Cinematografica / Faliro House / Fischer Film / DOX: LAB
The end is nigh! Shot on no less than nine different cameras, film and digital, documentary and fiction, past and present—all do battle in La última película, an ode to a medium that is paradoxically dying and gaining new life as it expands to new forms. Starring Alex Ross Perry (The Color Wheel) and Gabino Rodríguez (the perennial star of Mexican-Canadian filmmaker Nicolás Pereda’s work), the film follows an egomaniacal director (Perry) as he journeys to the Yucatán with a Mexican guide (Rodríguez) to prepare for his (the?) last movie to be shot on celluloid, just as the Mayan Apocalypse looms, bringing forth the end of the world—and cinema.
Schizophrenic in the best ways possible, this madcap-experimental-comedy-fever-dream is alternately hilarious, poetic and beautiful. Inspired by Dennis Hopper’s infamous 1971 feature, The Last Movie, as well as the documentary shot during its editing on Hopper’s ranch, The American Dreamer, the film is a loving tribute to a great American artist—and to that sacred material known as celluloid-and yet it bravely looks ahead to new possibilities in the ever-changing landscape of the seventh art. Directed by acclaimed Filipino filmmaker Raya Martin (Independencia) and Canadian writer-programmer-director Mark Peranson (Waiting for Sancho), La última película may be the last movie, but it’s the first of its kind.