Cuban Film Festival 2015 – Pearse Centre – 25th- 26th of April

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Cuban Film Festival

Note venue: Pearse Centre (27 Pearse Street)

Saturday 25 April

11:30 a.m.
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.

  • Directed by Gerardo Chijona.
  • In Spanish with English sub­titles.
  • Running time: 95 minutes.
1:30 p.m.
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.

  • Directed by Daniel Ramón Chile.
  • In Spanish with English sub­titles.
  • Running times: 10 minutes.
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.

  • Directed by Ian Padrón.
  • In Spanish with English subtitles.
  • Running time: 95 minutes
Sunday 26 April
2:30 p.m.
Oslo (2012) 
 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.

  • Directed by Luis Ernesto Doñas.
  • In Spanish with English subtitles.
  • Running time: 13 minutes.
2:45 p.m.
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.

  • Directed by Rudy Mora.
  • In Spanish with English sub­titles.
  • Running time: 86 minutes.
7 p.m.
Eclipse (2012) 
 A young woman possessed by two com­pletely different personalities searches for her identity. An intense battle ensues with her­self to make a decision.

  • Directed by Estela Martinez Chaviano.
  • In Spanish with English sub­titles.
  • Running time: 10 minutes.
7:15 p.m.
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.

  • Directed by Daniel Díaz Torres.
  • In Spanish with English sub­titles.
  • Running time: 157 minutes.


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