'Cuba es mi marca' –
Cuban Mini-Film Festival in Liverpool
THE Burjesta Theatre are happy to
announce that we will be hosting, film critic and poet Fernando Leon Jacomino
and photographer Sonia Amalguer who are visiting Britain from Cuba and are
touring around showing 3 exceptional films from Cuba as well as a photographic
exhibition of images of the land and its people.
They will be discussing the films and photographs and their relevance to Cuban
society over 2 evening and 1 afternoon sessions until Saturday, 3 September
The last 2 films will be:-
► 'Los Dioses Rotos' – (The Fallen Gods) -
Directed by Ernesto Daramas, this film was Cuba's candidate for the 2008 Oscars
and tells the story of a young university professor, Laura who while researching
the famous Cuban racketeer and pimp Alberto Yarini, who operated in the 1900s,
finds herself entangled in present day Havana's dark side of prostitution and
crime. Showing will be on Friday, 2 September 2016, from 7pm.
► 'Fresa y Chocolate' – (Strawberry and
Chocolate) - Directed by Tomás Gutiérrez Alea and Juan Carlos Tabío this 1993
Oscar nominated film (awarded Special Jury Prize at the Sundance Festival and
Berlin Film Festival), tells the story of Diego, a cultivated, homosexual and
sceptical young man, who falls in love with a young heterosexual communist full
of prejudices and doctrinal ideas. 'Fresa y chocolate' is a coming
of age story, told through the development of a growing friendship which
overcomes incomprehension and intolerance. on Saturday, 3 September 2016, from
Each of the sessions are a separate event and costs £3 entry (£5 solidarity
price) – pay on the door.
All sessions take place at The Casa.
Sonia Amalguer's photographic exhibition will be on display at each session.