Stimulating, original, and formally experimental, this is a dazzling reflection on being an outsider at a time of change. Later Oscar nominated for Strawberry & Chocolate, Tomás Gutiérrez Alea established his reputation with this stylish, fascinating film that occupies a defining place in Latin American cinema.
“A clever film that may be provocatively political . . . but still has an infectious sense of fun and creative joy.” Film4
Winner FIPRESCI prize Karlovy Vary International Film Festival
Voices of Resistance Season
With a brief introduction and after film discussion led by Dr Guy Baron, Senior Lecturer at Aberystwyth University, whose edited volume The Cinema of Cuba: Contemporary Film and the Legacy of the Revolution will be released by I. B. Tauris later this year.