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Weekly Edition - Published  01 September 2016


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'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 2016.

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 3pm.

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.


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