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Diego Luna will perform 'Cada vez nos despedimos mejor.' Photo: Getty Images.
Diego Luna will perform 'Cada vez nos despedimos mejor.' Photo: Getty Images.

Diego Luna set to perform in Madrid

Mexican actor Diego Luna will perform this month in Madrid.

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The performance monologue Cada vez nos despedimos mejor tells the story of Sara and Mateo. Both were born in 1979. Mexican actor Diego Luna, who tells their story, recounts a series of encounters and disagreements that take place before both get to know each other.

When Sara's mother died, she inherited a camera, and decided to become a photojournalist. This new profession led her to travel around Mexico, and document every historical fact. In 1988, in a march after the elections, Sara took the first photograph of her life and Mateo was in it by chance. Both meet and start a relationship that faces complications, tragedies, wars and natural disasters.

“It is a show with an actor and a musician on stage, a monologue told from black humor about love and contemporary relationships, the loneliness of the urban individual, loss, destiny and the need, at all costs, to always have a second chance. Although we always return to ruin it,” reads the performance's synopsis.

Cada vez nos despedimos mejor urges the public to reflect on the meaning of being with another person through time and the need to persist amid difficulties.

The black comedy starring Diego Luna will be presented by the Latin artist in Madrid from June 25 to July 10.

The show is directed by Alejandro Ricaño, winner of the 2008 Emilio Carballido National Playwright Award.

Who is Diego Luna?

Luna is a theater, film and television actor, director and producer. He was born in Toluca, Mexico in 1979.

Luna began his artistic career in the 1990s and participated in telenovelas such as El Premio Mayor and El Abuelo y Yo, and feature films Ámbar, Morena, Un Hilito de Sangre, The Comet, and A Sweet Smell of Death.

Throughout his career, he's participated in more than 30 feature films produced in Mexico, Spain, the United States, England and Germany, among which are Y Tu Mama También, directed by Oscar winner Alfonso Cuarón, Milk, by Gus van Sant, Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights, Open Range, The Terminal, Blood Father, Star Wars: Rogue One, by Gareth Edwards and the Netflix series, Narcos México.

In 2007, Luna directed his first feature film, the documentary J.C. Chavez, and later, Abel, César Chávez, and Mr. Pig.

This year, in addition to the TV series Pan y Circo for Amazon Prime Video, Luna will star in the next series in the Star Wars saga. 

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