directed by Ignacio Castillo Cottin
The only fight he lost was against himself.
EL INCA is a tragic love story based on the life of undefeated Edwin « El Inca » Valero, the greatest Latin American boxer from the Venezuelan Andes, fights in rings around the world, gives great shows and defeats all his rivals with his fulminating knockouts.
However, as his professional life starts to improve, his personal life starts to stagger. Edwin establishes a relationship with another woman and gets trapped in his insecurities and increasing drug addiction, to the point of self-destruction.
Based on a powerful true story, this vertiginous film focuses on the life of a talented young man who achieves success but who ends up the victim of his excesses and his countless fears.
DRAMA DCP/HD - 201 - Venezuela - 128min
ORIGINAL TITLE El Inca
CAST Alexander Leterni, Scarlet Jaimes, Daniela Bueno, Miguel Ferrari, Carolina Torres, Leònidas Urbina
ORIGINAL LANGUAGE Spanish
PRODUCED BY Pa'los Panas Producciones
Born in Caracas, Ignacio started his career in theater directing and
writing his first play at age 16. He studied filmmaking in the renowned University of Southern California (USC). In 2008, he released his first feature film La Virgen Negra (The Black Virgin) at age 23. In 2009 he published Penélope (Random House Mondadori) which ranked amongst the the book top ten best-selling books in Venezuela. In 2011 he wrote and directed the monologue “En Blanco”. This theatrical comedy was well received by the critic, had two successful seasons, which sold out almost every performance. In 2015, Ignacio started the production of his second feature film El Inca, which he also co-wrote.
VENEZUELAN ENTRY FOR THE ACADEMY AWARDS 2017
FESTIVALS & AWARDS
VENEZUELAN FILM FESTIVAL 2017 - WINNER 7 AWARDS including Best Director, Best Script, Best Actor, Best Music, Best Editing, Best Make Up and People’s Choice Award
MIAMI FILM FESTIVAL 2017 - Official Selection
IndieBO 2017 (BOGOTA INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL) - Official Selection
MORELIA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2017 - Official Selection
SAO PAULO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2017 - Official Selection