The Last Suit
June 17, 2018
Playing as part of Best of SIFF. A heartfelt and charming journey begins when Abraham, a spry octogenarian tailor and Holocaust survivor played by prolific Argentine actor Miguel Ángel Solá, leaves his Buenos Aires home on a one way trip across Europe in search of the man who once saved his life.
SIFF 2018 (GSN Best Actor, Audience Favorite)
Cranky, crafty, and always immaculately dressed, aged master tailor Abraham Bursztein (Miguel Angel Sola) finds himself facing his winter years in a retirement home after discovering his children have sold his home out from under him. Not one to go quietly and feeling the pressure of a secret lifelong debt bearing down on him, Abraham unexpectedly sets out from Buenos Aires. His destination? Poland—a country whose name he refuses to utter—in order to deliver a suit to childhood friend Piotrek, who once saved Abraham's life during the waning days of the Nazi occupation. From an unexpected setback in Madrid, where he makes a connection with sexy hotel owner/torch singer Maria (Angela Molina, Broken Embraces), to the train station in Paris where he faces the reality of having to travel through Germany, a land he swore never to set foot in, Abraham slowly comes to face a lifetime of choices often made in anger, leading to an emotional reckoning with his past in this funny and deeply tender new film from Argentinian writer/director Pablo Solarz.
Pablo Solarz graduated from the School of Theater of Buenos Aires. He moved back forth between Mexico and Argentina serving as an acting teacher and theater director. His theater group, La Carrilla, has been on tour nationally, performing major historical works like "Enfermo Imaginario" by Moliere. In the 1990s, Solarz moved to Chicago to study film and then later set up various workshops in Colombia, Mexico, and Argentina to help other filmmakers focus on screenwriting and development.
- Original Language Title: El Ultimo Traje
- Director: Pablo Solarz
- Principal Cast: Miguel Angel Sola, Angela Molina, Martin Piroyansky, Natalia Verbeke, Olga Boladz
- Country: Argentina, Poland, Spain, France
- Year: 2017
- Running Time: 92 minutes
- Producer: Gerardo Herrero
- Screenplay: Pablo Solarz
- Cinematographers: Juan Carlos Gomez
- Editors: Antonio Frutos
- Music: Federico Jusid
- Website: Official Film Website
- Filmography: Together Forever (2011)
- Language: Spanish
- Has Subtitles: Yes