The ballroom

Eugenio Miranda, a 72-year-old former star soccer player, is locked against his will in a nursing home by his family. Bitter for never having won a trophy, he finds an opportunity to redeem himself in a dance tournament for the elderly. Along with his dance partner Carmen, Eugenio struggles to learn the rhythms of salsa, cumbia and bolero. When Carmen unexpectedly dies on the dance floor, Eugenio makes a radical decision and starts rehearsing with their dance instructor, Daniel, a homosexual man in his 70s. Being close to a gay man bothers Eugenio at first, but he soon realizes that with Daniel, they have a real shot at winning. As Eugenio’s family attempts to keep him out of the competition, Eugenio faces their prejudices and his own, determined to finally lift a trophy.


Country: Costa Rica

Estimated Value: US$ 550,000.00

Capted Value: US$ 30,000.00


  • Iván Porras Meléndez

    Iván Porras Meléndez graduated as audiovisual producer and specialized in TV Directing in Madrid. He is currently developing his first feature film The Ballroom, supported by the Ibermedia Fund, the Proartes Fund and selected toi the Cinergia Meeting in 2013 and the Berlinale Script Station in 2014.


  • Marcela Esquivel Jiménez

    Marcela Esquivel Jiménez, a graduate from EICTV in Cuba, is a producer in her company La Feria Producciones. Her first film Princesas rojas, directed by Laura Astorga, premiered at the Berlinale and won several awards, including the Audience Award in Costa Rica. She is currently developing several international feature films, such as Agosto and The bBallroom.