September 15, 2021
Tubi, Fox Entertainment’s ad-supported FAST streaming platform, announced the premiere original soccer comedy Domingo and dramatic thriller La Dosis as part of its LatinX Heritage Month programming, beginning Sept. 17, as the platform continues to build on the success of Tubi en Español and cater to its Spanish-speaking audiences.
Domingo is Tubi’s first-ever Spanish-language original movie, and Mexican director Raúl López Echeverría’s feature debut with Samuel Goldwyn Films and Picture Tree International. Viewers will also be treated to a curated selection of Spanish and English-language titles, from “El Chicano” and “Desierto” to “¿Quién es la Máscara?,” “Devious Maids” and “La Bamba.”
The movie tells the story of Domingo (Eduardo Covarrubias, “Bajo Tierra”), a man of 55 living in a poor suburb near Guadalajara. When his wife (Imelda Sánchez) abruptly leaves him, he decides to do everything in his power to realize his lifelong dream of becoming a professional soccer commentator. He soon realizes how much his impassioned weekly commentaries on local amateur matches are changing lives throughout his neighborhood.
Domingo was inspired from observing working-class districts in the suburbs of Guadalajara, where football grounds are a central part of the community and dear to the inhabitants’ hearts. The film will also have a local premiere in competition at the Guadalajara International Film Festival, and will screen as part of the TIFF industry Selects line-up.
La Dosis follows Marcos (Carlos Portaluppi, “Vidas Robadas”), an experienced ICU nurse in a provincial Argentine clinic who begins to suspect that his charismatic coworker is murdering patients. La Dosis is directed by Martin Kraut (“Luisa”) and also stars Ignacio Rogers (“Sabado Uno”), German de Silva (“Wild Tales”) and Arturo Bonin (“Looney Love”).