The Last Show is a short film from Peru, represented in the Short Film Corner of the 69th Cannes Film Festival this year, directed by Roberto Flores. We asked a couple of questions from the director, here are his answers.
What is your film about? What are the main topics raised by the story?
¨The Last Show¨ is a short film about a man called Jorge. He works as a clown in a small circus. Being a clown is all he knows and wants to be for the rest of his life. Suddenly, one day his boss informs him he will have to sell the circus due to the small audiences they have. This news will make Jorge fight in order to prevent the circus being sold, whatever happens, until the last show. In synthesis, the main topic is an artist trying to pursue his wish to continue doing his art.
Who is the target audience of your film?
The target audience of this short film is people (presumably above 14) that like circus theme and all what it conveys. However, I assume that anyone who is passionate about any form of art (not only circus) will find this short film attractive because it can be related to any kind of artist. The idea is to connect with any artist that has faced obstacles during his career and doesn´t imagine his life without doing what he loves.
Why did you decided to submit your short film to the Short Film Corner?
I decided to submit this short to the Short Film Corner in order to place it in a worldwide market and, most important, see how people of other countries react to such universal theme.
How has been your experience in the Short Film Corner?
The experience has been great. Meeting new people, taking an active role in the market, attending to the workshops and conferences has been awesome. I am thankful to Prom Perú (Peruvian organization in charge of promoting talent) in making this trip possible. Definitely I recommend the experience.
You can find the growing list of interviews of the Short Film Q&A from Cannes, here: http://www.daazo.com/cannes2016qa/