The Casa: Fresa y Chocolate: Cuban Mini Film Festival
Venue: The Casa
Times: 15:00 - 17:00
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.