Screening & Live Event
Fresa y Chocolate (Strawberry and Chocolate)

Part of Havana Film Festival New York
Sunday, April 14, 2013, 7:00 p.m.

With actor Jorge Perugorría in person

Cuba. Dir Tomás Gutierrez Alea, Juan Carlos Tabio. 1993, 110 mins. With Jorge Perugorría, Vladimir Cruz, Mirta Ibarra. In this boundary-pushing, award-winning feature, Diego, a cultivated, openly gay man, falls in love with David, a young heterosexual Communist, full of prejudice and dogma. David falls in love with Nancy who is overcoming the effects of a suicide attempt; her relationship with both men gives her life new meaning. What begins for David as repulsion towards Diego turns into friendship, a friendship surpassing ignorance and homophobia. The film’s release helped to open the discussion about LGBT rights in Cuba and beyond.

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