The Last Matador
Once upon a time, there lived an old matador in Barcelona, an unemployed and bitter man. The bullfights were forbidden, the arenas converted into shopping malls. In the end, the forgotten heroes earned their bread only by posing for Russian tourists.
Katariina Lillqvist is Finnish-born director, producer, writer and journalist who has been working since 1989 in Prague, Czech Republic. In her films and projects she often studies the European mentality through war traumas and minority questions. She has won the Silver Bear from the Berlinale, Special Prize at Annecy and two Finnish State Art Prizes for her achievements in preserving the Roma folklore and bringing minority issues into the public discussion in Finland.