Viva Cuba (Cuba 2005)
Director: Juan Carlos Cremata and Iraida Malberti
Wednesdays, January 30 2012 , 6.30pm
Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, Room 125
In a tale akin to "Romeo and Juliet," the friendship between two children is threatened by their parents' differences. Malú is from an upper-class family and her single mother does not want her to play with Jorgito, as she views his background as coarse and commonplace. Jorgito's mother, a poor socialist proud of her family's social standing, places similar restrictions on her son. What neither woman recognizes is the immense strength of the bond between Malú and Jorgito. When the children learn that Malú's mother is planning to leave Cuba, they decide to travel to the other side of the island to find Malú's father and persuade him against signing the forms that would allow it.
VIVA CUBA (2005) has won more than thirty national and international awards. It was the first Cuban film ever to be awarded, "Grand Prix Écrans Juniors" for children's cinema at the 2005 Cannes International Film Festival (From:cinelasamericas.org). This movie is G – General Audiences.
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Watch the trailer: http://youtu.be/EThjrYW-07g
As usual, we will give a short introduction of the film and after the presentation you are welcome to stay for a discussion. Spanish with English subtitles. More info: Mildred López firstname.lastname@example.org. http://amigosdelcinelatinoamericano.blogspot.com/
Sponsored by: the Center for Latin American Studies, the Eduardo Lozano Latin American Library Collection, and the Global Studies Center
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