The Last Fight

Directed by: Victor Vroegindeweij
Netherlands | 70 minutes
uk-premiere
Screenings
VUE Piccadilly
Pic. 1
Wed 3rd Oct 21:00
Q&A with Victor Vroegindeweij (Director)

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VUE Piccadilly
Pic. 1
Thu 4th Oct 16:00

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THE LAST FIGHT follows pioneer Mixed Martial Arts fighter Marloes Coenen as she prepares for the fight of her career. One single win away from being crowned world champion, Coenen pushes herself to the brink of physical and mental exhaustion. At 34, does she still have a shot at the championship? A stunning defeat against Dufresne delays the title fight by a critical two years - the superstar shows signs of cracking under pressure. Vroegindeweij’s unflinching documentary focuses on the psychological and spiritual aspects of MMA. Accompanied everywhere by her head coach, energy healer, and romantic and sparring partner, Coenen’s emotional journey is explored through quirky and heartfelt relationships with the people around her. The viewer is allowed rare access into the fighter’s most vulnerable moments, exploring the fascinating duality of one of history’s most influential MMA fighters. In an innovative departure from traditional sports documentaries, THE LAST FIGHT explores the mental space of top level fighters in a dramatic voice-over read by Academy Award Nominee Bruce Dern. The writing and accompanying visual imagery is superb, delving into a deeply philosophical exploration into the price of success, and the universal drive to sacrifice everything for a dream. Mariella 'Kai' Pacey
Runtime
70
Country
Netherlands
Director(s)
Victor Vroegindeweij
Producer(s)
Iris Lammertsma
Boudewijn Koole
Screening Status
UK Premiere