The Last Christeros

Directed by Matías Meyer



At the end of the nineteen-thirties, in the arid mountains of Mexico, a christero colonel and his last men resist to surrender.  This men are peasants, poor and proud people. They are followed by the government and are in need of ammunitions in order to fight. The support does not arrive and life in the sierra turns more difficult every day; the war is almost over. Men, in their suffering, start feeling abandoned, in their illness and solitude. They are almost the last ones. Although rendition is an option, their oath to God is made.


Alejandro “Chano” Limón

Antonio García

Abel Lozano

Salvador Ferreiro

Jesús Moisés Rodríguez

Technical info

Original title: Los Últimos Cristeros

Country: México - The Netherlands

Release: 2011

Original language: Spanish

Length: 88 min

Category: Fiction

Genre: Drama



Directed by  Matías Meyer

Written by  Matías Meyer and Israel Cárdenas

Adapted from the story by Antonio Estrada “Rescoldo, Los Últimos Cristeros”

Produced by Julio Bárcenas and Matías Meyer

Coproducers Paola Herrera and Enrique Rivero

Coproducer Frans Van Gestel

Director of Photography Gerardo Barroso

Art Director Nohemí González

Sound Recording Raúl Locatelli

Editor León Felipe González

Sound Design Alejandro de Icaza

Company credits

Produced by Axolote Cine

In association with Una Comunión

In coproduction with IDTV

In coproduction with IMCINE

With the support of the State of Guanajuato and the State of Jalisco,

and produced with the support of Hubert Bals Fund of the International Film Festival Rotterdam and The Netherlands Film Fund.

Filmed thanks to the tax incentive of the article 226 of ISR law (EFICINE Mexico)

Festivals & Awards

Toronto International Film Festival - World Premiere - Visions 2011

Paraty Film Festival - Honorific Mention, Brazil  2011

Havana Latin American Film Festival - Signis Award, Cuba 2011

UNAM International Film Festival - “Ahora México” Award, México 2012

Cape Winelands Film Festival - Best Cinematography, South Africa 2012

Riviera Maya Film Festival - Kukulkan Award, México 2012

Toulouse Film Festival - Grand Prix Coup de Coeur, France 2012

Split Film Festival - Grand Prix, Croatia 2012