The Last Matinee

Director: Maximiliano Contenti Run Time: 88 min. Rating: NR Release Year: 2020

Starring: Bruno Salvati, Franco Durán, Julieta Spinelli, Luciana Grasso, Ricardo Islas

Countries: Uruguay, Argentina
Language: Spanish


The Last Matinee/Al Morir la Matinée is presented in our Virtual Screening Room


“Equal parts giallo and slasher…celebrates nostalgia, love of cinema, and the satisfaction of practical effects”

– Julie Holland for Modern Horrors

About the film:

Official Selection of Cleveland International Film Festival 2021

The audience attending the last showing of a horror film in a small downtown cinema are terrorized by a murderer who begins to pick them off, one by one. The only person to notice that something strange is going on is the projectionist’s daughter.

About the filmmaker:

Director Maximiliano Contenti graduated from the Film School of Uruguay and was selected to participate in the Berlinale Talent Campus, the Film Program at the Cannes Film Festival, and Binger Filmlab. He has made numerous short films, and the independent feature film Puppet Pal V, selected and awarded at international festivals. He founded the production company Yukoh Films in 2013 and works as a freelance director for advertising and television in Uruguay and internationally.

With The Last Matinee, Contenti wanted to make a film that paid tribute to both Italian giallo films and American slasher films.

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