A young girl appears shocked as rain hits her head.


Al morir la matinée// The Last Matinee

A film by Maximiliano Contenti



Available to stream in Texas


A dark figure stands at the top of a set of stairs.

A theatre attended speaks to woman smoking a cigarette. Man next to woman is looking down at program.


Uruguay/Argentina, 2020
88 min, Color
Spanish, with English subtitles

It rains heavily in Montevideo on a Sunday in 1993. A particularly suspicious man enters the last screening of a horror film at a downtown cinema. The room, which is not very crowded due to the storm outside, slowly starts to get stained with blood. Ana, the projectionist’s daughter, who has taken her father’s place just for the night, is in charge of the show. In the darkness of the cinema, the spectators fall one by one into the hands of the killer. From the projection room, Ana begins to notice that something strange is happening. A teenager and a boy who slipped into the room meet Ana as they try to escape. Together they must face this sadistic and ruthless killer, to save their lives and avoid a massacre in the matinee.


Director’s Bio

Maximiliano Contenti begins to be interested in cinema in a self-taught way. From the age of 13 he takes many courses in different areas of filmmaking and anima-tion. He graduates from the ECU (spanish for Uruguayan Film School) and participates with a scholarship in several intensive workshops, such as the Berlinale Talent Campus in Germany, the Film Program of the Cannes Festival in France and the Binger Filmlab in Holland. He has made numerous short films, and an independent feature film Muñeco Viviente V (Puppet Pal V) selected and awarded at international festi-vals.In 2008 he exhibited several of his audiovisual works individually at the National Museum of Visual Arts (MNAV). He works as a director in advertising and television for several production companies. (Sala-do unltd. Ska Films). In 2013 releases the documentary feature Hélices (Blades) (Best Uruguayan Documentary AtlanticDoc 2013). He is the editor of the film Relocos y Repasados ( High Five, 2013). and the do-cumentary film Teros – Sueño Mundial (2015). In 2013 he founded his production company Yukoh Films. Currently developing Tomte, his next fantastic genre film. He is also producing the musical documentary HotClub de Montevideo. (FONA 2018 award).



Producer: Lucia Gaviglio, Alina Kaplan, Pensa & Rocca
Production Companies: Yukoh Films. La Gota Cine, Alina Kaplan, Pensa & Rocca Producciones
Screenwriter: Maximiliano Contenti, Manuel Facal
Cinematographer: Benjamin Silva
Editor: Michel Franco
Sound Design: Maximiliano Gorriti
Music: Hernán González
Principle Cast: Luciana Grasso, Ricardo Islas, Julieta Spinelli, Franco Duran, Pedro Duarte


Print Source: Michael Repsch, Dark Star Pictures,