El Último Arquero // The Last Archer

A film by Dácil Manrique de Lara Millares


June 10, 2022 at 5pm, ESB-MACC
Free & open to the public



Spain, 2020
Documentary, Art, Family, Personal Stories
74 min, Color/Black & White
Spanish, English subtitles

Founder of the Archer art movement, Alberto Manrique is one of the Canary Islands’ most innovative 20th-century artists. As he approaches his later years, his memory is beginning to fade, and with it, a lifetime of stories may be lost. The painter’s granddaughter, director Dácil Manrique, returns to her grandparents’ home to help Alberto recover the memories of his life and career. As she sifts through old Super 8 footage and diaries, she discovers a beautiful love story between her grandparents and the magical world they created together—but also realizes that she, too, is on an unexpected journey of recovery from her own past.

Austin Premiere


Director’s Bio

Dácil was born in Gran Canaria. She moved to Madrid where she studied advertising, photography, and painting. She has directed numerous TV commercials and videoclips. She has won various prizes and nominations at advertising film festivals like the Young Directors Award at Cannes, SICAF, Animamundi, and RestFest.



Producer: Ana Sánchez-Gijón, Dácil Manrique de Lara Millares
Screenwriter: Dácil Manrique de Lara Millares, Isabel Dierckx
Cinematographer: Juan Antonio Castaño, Dácil Manrique de Lara, Javier Gesto
Editor: Nacho Ruiz Capillas, Dácil Manrique de Lara Millares
Sound design: Christian Johansen, Héctor R. Perdomo
Music: Christian Johansen
Principle cast: Alberto Manrique


Print Source: Jorge Blanch,