El Acompañante
The Companion

A film by Pavel Giroud. Cuba-Panama-France-Colombia-Venezuela | 2015 | drama | 104 min.

Audio: Spanish
Subtitles: English


A disgraced boxer gradually forms an unlikely friendship with an HIV positive patient he is tasked with monitoring at a military-run sanitarium in 1980s Cuba.

The film takes place in 1988 Los Cocos, a military-run sanatorium where HIV positive patients were compulsorily confined, with the exception of a weekly pass to visit their families under the supervision of personal wardens called “companions.”

Starring Yotuel, lead singer of the Latin Grammy Award-winning Platinum album-selling rap group Orishas, the film was Cuba’s official entry to the ACADEMY AWARDS®

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