Director: Tomás Gutiérrez Alea

108 mins, Cuba-Mexico-Spain, 1993, Comedy/Drama/Romance, English Subtitles

In this charming film set in Havana, Diego and David are sexual and political opposites who progress from mistrust to love, despite living in a culture in which homosexuality was deemed anti-authoritarian. 

Film archivist, Norberto Rivero Sanz will discuss Tomás Guttiérez Alea and Juan Carlos Tabío’s Strawberry and Chocolate and the impact of this film on the Cuban film industry as well as its considerable arthouse success world wide. The film is interesting for its representation of Cuban society and its place in LGBT cinema. Rivero Sanz will also look at the current landscape of Cuban cinema. 

This event is taking place as part of the IFI Evening Course, South Facing (Tuesdays, October 7th – November 11th). Full course price: €65 (€60 concessions), including tea/coffee. Please book your place by calling Sharon Corrigan on 01 679 5744 or emailing scorrigan@irishfilm.ie (individual tickets for films on this Course are not available.)

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