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Cuban Retrospective CO-PRESENTED BY THE MELBOURNE CUBAN FILM FESTIVAL ASSOCIATION
  • Cuba Libre

This period drama follows two young boys in 1898 Cuba who experience the defeat of the Spanish Army in their country and the ensuing US occupation as an intense period in their lives.

Set at the end of the country’s War of Independence, Cuba Libre witnesses the moment when the Cuban Liberation Army, supported by the United States, puts an end to the Spanish empire. Through the perspectives of two boys, Simón and Samuel, this historical tale shows how the American army soon became an occupying force whose neo-colonial agenda would divide (racially and politically) the two friends, and, symbolically, the whole island of Cuba.

Only screening in Melbourne, Sydney and Canberra.

All tickets $10
Australian Premiere
Director
Jorge Luis Sánchez
Cast
Jo Adrian Haavind, Isabel Santos, Adael Rosales,Manuel Porto
2015 | 120 min
Spanish with English subtitles
18+ (exemption)

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Melbourne

Palace Westgarth

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Cuban Retro
Canberra

Palace Electric

Sydney

Palace Verona