by Armando Capó
Cuba, Costa Rica, France 2019, 85'
Amidst the greatest crisis in Cuban history, a boy's life will change forever
Cuba, summer 1994. In the midst of período especial, one of the greatest crises in the country’s history, thousands of Cuban rafters try to reach the United States illegally, never sure if they’ll make it out alive. With holidays starting, Carlos plunges into a carefree August, wandering around with his friends and falling in love for the first time. Little does he know about the country’s uncertain future, until one by one, neighbors and friends leave in search of a better life, friendships break apart and families split up. In this hot summer, the world of Carlos will turn upside down.
Cast & Crew
Damián González Guerrero, Alejandro Guerrero Machado, Glenda Delgado Dominguez, Luis Ernesto Barcenas, Rafael Lahera Suárez, Lola Amores Rodríguez, Verónica Lynn López
Production: La Feria Producciones
Co-Production: D´Safia Producciones, Paraiso Production
World Premiere: Toronto International Film Festival 2019
San Sebastian IFF 2019
Mill Valley IFF 2019
Schlingel IFF for Children and Young Audience 2019
Chicago FF 2019
St. Louis IFF 2019
Films from the South, Oslo FF 2019
Festival Pantalla Latina (CH) 2019
Cairo IFF 2019
Tallinn Black Nights FF 2019
Festival Internacional del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano (Havana IFF) 2019
Kerala IFF 2019
Born 1979 in Gibara. He first graduated from Cuba’s National School of Visual Arts. He later graduated in directing at Instituto Superior de ARTE (ISA) and as documentary Film director at EICTV, San Antonio de los Baños. His works have been selected to participate in important festivals. Has been awarded for his Films in Films Festivals. “La Marea” was selected for the critics as on of the best Cuban Films in 2009. Armando was invited by the MOMA (2013 MoMA’s International Festival of Nonfiction Film and Media) and the Wintherthur Film Festival to do a retrospective on his previous works.