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La despedida / The Goodbye

A film by Alvaro Diaz Lorenzo

Spain/USA, Comedy/Romance/Adventure, 2013
84 min, HDV, Color
Spanish with English subtitles

This film was screened as a part of the 2014 Cine Las Americas International Film Festival (CLAIFF17)


Three friends take Jose, their recently deceased friend, on a European tour to scatter his ashes. Alex, a recently fired teacher, wants to go to London in search of a job and a better life. Toni is an accountant and the most responsible, but has a chronic disease named Eva, from who he’s being suffering for nine long years. Manu is a dentist, happily married with two daughters, but on the trip, he lets out his inner Mr. Hyde. Before his death, Jose writes a letter to each of them sharing things that he would have never dared to tell them in person. As they open their letters, their worst fears and darkest secrets are exposed, seriously endangering their childhood friendship. But what really causes an earthquake of emotions is Monica, a beautiful Spanish expat they meet who will change the life of one of the three friends forever.

American Premiere


About the director

AlvaroDiazLorenzo wAlvaro Diaz Lorenzo was born in Madrid and raised in Málaga, where he attended a British school. He graduated with honors from the University of Sunderland in Film and Media Studies. After graduating, he moved back to Spain where he shot several shorts, until he made his debut as a film director and screenwriter with CAFÉ SOLO O CON ELLAS (LOVE EXPRESSO), which won the Audience Award for Best Picture at the Comedy Film Festival of Tarazona.


Producer: Alvaro Diaz Lorenzo
Production Companies: A Guy, a Camera & a Mic
Screenwriter: Alvaro Diaz Lorenzo
Cinematographer: Alvaro Diaz Lorenzo
Editor: Alvaro Diaz Lorenzo
Sound Design: Jose Luis Escalona
Music: Hugo Martin
Cast: Diego París, Bart Santana, Joaquin Abad, Marta Nieto

Print Source:  Alvaro Díaz Lorenzo,



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