Cuban Film Festival
Note venue: Pearse Centre (27 Pearse Street)
Saturday 25 April
Esther en Alguna Parte [Esther Somewhere] (2013)
|The peaceful life of Lino, a widower who keeps busy with the simplest everyday things, is turned upside-down when Larry Po, another quirky old man who has multiple personalities, tells Lino that his late wife, Maruja, led a double life: by day a housewife, at night an impressive singer of boleros. Given the possibility that perhaps he had not really known her, he becomes a detective obsessed with finding the truth.
Tarde para Ramón [Too Late for Ramón] (2013)
|Nerve-racking, unforeseeable events throw a Havana taxi-driver for a loop, rushing to finally settle an issue haunting his relationship with an estranged daughter before she flies away that afternoon.
|1:45 p.m. Habana Station [Havana Station] (2011)|
|Filmed in a slum in western Havana, this film addresses inequalities in Cuba through the relationship between two children of different social strata. The film was selected for Best Foreign Language Film at the 84th Academy Awards.
|Sunday 26 April|
|Raúl and Amanda, an elderly couple, live in the midst of the hot Cuban countryside. Amanda is obsessed with the idea of seeing snow, leading to absurd attempts to realise her dream. Raúl decides to bring winter to her.
Y sin Embargo [And Nevertheless] (2012)
|This film tells the story of a child who is late for an examination and invents a fanciful lie that generates chaos at school and in the village. The principal of the school makes a deal with the boy that she will give him 100 points in all subjects if he denies what he said.
|A young woman possessed by two completely different personalities searches for her identity. An intense battle ensues with herself to make a decision.
La Pelicula de Ana [Ana’s Film] (2012)
|This is the story of Ana, an unlucky actor whose economic problems push her into prostitution. When she dares to participate in a pseudo-documentary as one of its protagonists, her adventures begin.
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