Bringing this spotlight on Cuban cinema forward to present day, we are thrilled to be able to share this new work from director Carlos Lechuga, which premiered last September at the Toronto International Film Festival. Though made in present-day Cuba it is interesting to see that tales of the revolution and its after-effects are still forefront in the minds of the nation’s contemporary storytellers. In this touching account Santa, a young woman from the Cuban countryside, is tasked with overseeing the house arrest of Andres, a dissident gay writer. Their improbable friendship blossoms over the course of three pivotal days, as they learn they are not as different from one another as their political loyalties would suggest.

Screening to be introduced by Cuban film scholar Dr. Ana Lopez of Tulane University!

Spotlight: Cuba on Screen program generously sponsored by The Isasi Family