The Casa: Fresa y Chocolate: Cuban Mini Film Festival

    Location (with MAP): The Casa
    Date/Time: Saturday 3 September 2016. 15:00 - 17:00
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    Cuban Mini Film Festival: Fresa y Chocolate

    3rd Session – Saturday 3rd September, 3pm
    ‘Emigration, Manners and Folklore’ – three unavoidable issues in Cuban society.
    ‘Fresa y Chocolate’ – (Strawberry and Chocolate)
    Directed by Tomás Gutiérrez Alea and Juan Carlos Tabío this 1993 Oscar-nominated film (awarded Special Jury Prize at the Sundance Festival and Berlin Film Festival), tells the story of Diego, a cultivated, homosexual and sceptical young man, who falls in love with a young heterosexual communist full of prejudices and doctrinal ideas.  ‘Fresa y chocolate’ is a coming-of-age story, told through the development of a growing friendship which overcomes incomprehension and intolerance.