7th Minnesota Cuban Film Festival
The Minnesota Cuba Committee, in partnership with the Film Society of Minneapolis St. Paul and the Cuban Film Institute (ICAIC), presents the 7th edition of the Minnesota Cuban Film Festival, screening on six consecutive Thursdays at the St. Anthony Main Theater in Minneapolis beginning on February 25 and closing on March 31.
Thursday, February 25
Fatima or Fraternity Park (Fátima o el Parque de la Fraternidad)
Dir: Jorge Perugorría | Narrative | 2015 | Country: Cuba | Language: Spanish
Beginning in the 1980s and continuing to the present day, flashbacks in the life of a Havana transvestite who struggles with homophobia and has religious visions… read more.
Thursday, March 3
The Wall of Words (La Pared de las Palabras)
Dir: Fernando Pérez | Narrative | 2014 | Country: Cuba | Language: Spanish
Dystonia, the inability to communicate, and a family’s dissolution as it struggles to understand the son’s disorder… read more.
Thursday, March 10
The Ambush (La emboscada)
Dir: Alejandro Gil | Narrative | 2015 | Country: Cuba | Language: Spanish
Eight soldiers are caught in an ambush in an unnamed African country during the decades that Cuba lent military assistance to African nations under attack from outside forces. A series of flashbacks reveals their backgrounds… read more.
Thursday, March 17
They Are We
Dir: Emma Christopher | Documentary | 2015 | Country: United States | Language: English
An anthropologist’s film reunites families from Sierra Leone and the Cuban community of Gangá-Longobá who were torn apart by the trans-Atlantic slave trade… read more.
Thursday, March 24
The Wedding Dress (Vestido de Novia)
Dir: Marilyn Solaya | Narrative | 2014 | Country: Cuba & Spain | Language: Spanish
The second of the Cuban Film Festival’s gender-themed films takes place during the less-enlightened 1990s. A couple is newly married and very much in love, but one has a painful secret… read more.
Thursday, March 31
Boccaccio in Havana (Boccaccerías Habaneras)
Dir: Arturo Sotto Díaz | Narrative | 2014 | Country: Cuba | Language: Spanish
Three narratives combined by an author in search of anecdotes for his book. The tellers of tales are hoping to win money or perhaps appear in a movie… read more.