El Acompañante / The Companion

Varsity Theater

Varsity Theatre • 7:00PM • Saturday, October 1st


Director: Pavel Giroud
Writer: Alejandro Brugués, Pierre Edelman
Stars: Camila Arteche, Armando Miguel Gómez,Broselianda Hernández, Yotuel Romero
Country: Cuba, Colombia, Panama, Venezuela, France
Year: 2015
Running Time: 1h 44 min
Genre: Drama

Spanish w/English subtitles

Starring Latin Grammy® winner Yotuel Romero, The Companion is set in 1988 Cuba as the government dispatched HIV patients to AIDS centers under military rule. It narrates the friendship between Horacio Romero, a Cuban boxing champion that fails a drug test and must serve as a “companion” (a euphemism for warden) of Daniel, a conflictive patient.

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