Thursday, February 6, 2014

(Miami) Two Powerful Cuban Films at Koubek Center

Cast: Héctor Medina, Reiner Díaz, Osvaldo Doimeadiós, Broselianda Hernández

Cuba, Spain | 2012 | 29 min | Drama | Not Rated, Viewer Discretion Advised
Spanish with English subtitles

In boarding school, teenager Randy gets bullied by a fellow student because the young man doesn't look like a straight guy. As Randy attends school under scholarships, he can't transfer to any other school. His classmate, Raidel, witnesses the abuse Randy suffers.

2013 Clermont-Ferrand Film Festival (France): Official selection
2012 Festival of New-Coming Directors, Havana, Cuba: Best Movie, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Music, Best Editor, Best Actor (Héctor Medina, Reiner Díaz)


Spain, Cuba | 2013 | 94 min | Gay-themed, Drama | Not Rated (This story contains images which may not be appropriate for all viewers. Viewer discretion advised)
Spanish with English subtitles

Two Cuban boys on the marginal edge of society fight to lead a life together. But it's hard for both: one has to work for his girlfriend’s father, who is a loan shark. The other prostitutes himself in the streets to care for his family's needs. In an island where baseball was king, soccer seems to be the only way to escape.

2013 Thessaloniki Film Festival: Official selection
2013 São Paulo International Film Festival: Official selection
2012 San Francisco LGBT International Film Festival: World Premiere - In competition

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