Tomás Gutiérrez Alea & Juan Carlos Tabio | Cuba | 1993 | Fiction | 117min
AMC LOEWS 34TH ST: 4/14 @ 4:30PM– Q&A w/ Senel Paz, Mirtha Ibarra and Jorge Perugorria
Diego, a young homosexual, falls in love with David, a young heterosexual communist. David falls in love with Nancy, who is recovering from the effects of an attempted suicide. Her relationship with both men brings new meaning into her life. The first Cuban film to be nominated to the Oscars.
Tomás Gutiérrez Alea was born in Havana in 1928. He wrote and directed more than 20 features, documentaries, and short films, which are known for their sharp insight into post-Revolutionary Cuba. Gutiérrez’s work is representative of a cinematic movement that took place in the 1960s and 1970s known collectively as the New Latin American Cinema. He directed what is considered the most emblematic Latin American film of the 20th century: Memories of Underdevelopment.
Cuban director and screenwriter, Juan Carlos Tabio codirected the film Strawberry and Chocolate (1993) with the great director Tomás Gutiérrez Alea –Titón-, winning a Silver Bear at the 44th Berlin International Film Festival. The film was also nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, the first Cuban film to be nominated. Tabío collaborated with director and close friend Tomás Gutiérrez Alea in Guantanamera, and directed leading actors Jorge Perugorría, Vladimir Cruz and Mirtha Ibarra in several movies. His fllm Lista de Espera was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the Cannes Film Festival.