The Last Archer

A film by Dácil Manrique de Lara Millares


Founder of the Archer art movement, Alberto Manrique is one of the Canary Islands’ most innovative 20th-century artists. As he approaches his later years, his memory is beginning to fade, and with it, a lifetime of stories may be lost. The painter’s granddaughter, director Dácil Manrique, returns to her grandparents’ home to help Alberto recover the memories of his life and career. As she sifts through old Super 8 footage and diaries, she discovers a beautiful love story between her grandparents and the magical world they created together—but also realizes that she, too, is on an unexpected journey of recovery from her own past.  

Director’s Bio

Dácil Manrique de Lara was born in Gran Canaria in 1976. In 1994, she moved to Madrid where she studied advertising, photography and painting. She began her professional career in the art department on film and television productions. Since 2012, she has directed numerous TV commercials for agencies such as McCann Ericsson and Saatchi & Saatchi among others, video-clips for artists like Luz Casal, Amparanoia and Macaco, as well as video-art works, quickly becoming one of the foremost female directors of the moment. She has won various prizes and nominations at advertising film festivals  like the Young Directors Award at Cannes, SICAF, Animamundi and RestFest. 

Festivales y premios

  • Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival 2020- World Premiere
  • Dart Film Festival 2020
  • Las Palmas de Gran Canaria International Film Festival 2021
  • DocuDays UA 2021
  • Full Frame Documentary Film Festival 2021
  • Travelling Docudays UA 2021
  • Beijing International Film Festival 2021
  • Festival de Narrativas ‘Cuéntalo’ 2021
  • Houston Latino Film Festival 2022 – Best Feature Film
  • Cine Las Americas IFF 2022
  • VISTAS Online Film Showcase 2022

Original title

The Last Archer




Dácil Manrique de Lara Millares


Spain / Spanish / 2020 / 74 min


English, French

Production companies

La Mirada Producciones

Executive producer

Ana Sánchez-Gijón


Dácil Manrique de Lara Miralles, Isabel Dierckx


Juan Antonio Castaño (AEC), Dácil Manrique de Lara Miralles, Javier Gesto


Christian Johansen, Héctor R. Perdomo


Nacho Ruiz Capilla, Dácil Manrique de Lara Miralles


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