Archive Cinema City 2008.

Viva Cuba

Viva Cuba

Genre: Comedy / Drama
Country: Cuba
Year: 2005.
Duration: 80 min

Director: Juan Carlos Cremata Malberti, Iraida Malberti Cabrera
Scenario: Juan Carlos Cremata Malberti, Manolito Rodríguez

Cast: Malú Tarrau, Jorgito Miló

Programme selection: Respect to Cuba

In a tale akin to Romeo and Juliet, the friendship between two children is threatened by their parents' differences. Malu is from an upper-class family and her single mother does not want her to play with Jorgito, as she thinks his background coarse and commonplace. Jorgito's mother is a poor socialist that is proud of her family's social standing. She places similar restriction on her son. What neither woman recognizes is the immense strength of the bond between Malu and Jorgito. When the children learn that Malu's mother is planning to leave Cuba, they decide to travel to the other side of the island to find Malu's father and persuade him against signing the forms that would allow it.

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Best Film, 2006 Mar del Plata Film Festival
Best Film, 2005 Monte-Carlo Comedy Film Festival