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El Acompañante (The Companion)

After failing a doping test, Horacio Romero -a world-class Cuban boxing champion- has no other choice but to serve the sentence. His fate is in Los Cocos, a sanatorium under military rule where HIV patients are compulsorily confined, with the exception of a weekly pass to visit their families under the supervision of personal wardens called “companions”. As a “companion”, Horacio is supposed to keep an eye on Daniel -the most conflictive patient in the ward- and get him to comply with the regulations. Their interests immediately collide as Daniel pretends to spend his last days in freedom and is ready to do anything to make this happen. Horacio, on the other hand, dreams about boxing again to get his champion status back. For that to happen, however, he must first win this battle out of the ring.

Miami: Opens August 19 at Tower Theater.

Earlier Event: August 16
Amores Urbanos (Restless Love)
Later Event: August 19