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Melaza / Melaza

Carlos Lechuga Director: Carlos Lechuga
Cast list: Yuliet Cruz, Armando Miguel Gomez, Lucho Gotti, Ana Gloria Buduen, Yaite Cruz, Augusto Posso, Jorge Caballero, Enithzabel Castrellon, Doris Gutierrez
Screenplay: Carlos Lechuga
Director of Photography: Ernesto Calzado, Luis Franco
Editor: Luís Ernesto Doñas
Music: Jesús Cruz
Producer: Claudia Calviño, Inti Herrera
Distribution: Habanero Film Sales
Rights: Habanero Film Sales
Country: Cuba, France, Panama
Year: 2012
Running time: 80
Presentation format: 2k digital
Language: Spanish
Subtitles: Czech, English
Movie synopsis: Melaza, a sleepy Cuban village where money used to be earned in a recently closed factory for processing sugarcane, is the home of a young couple, Mónica and the local teacher Aldo. They live in a small house together with Mónica's little daughter and grandmother. One of their sources of income is an occasional, not entirely legal rental of the house to the girl's prostitute friend. The couple is heavily fined after police intervention, and they must somehow get the money, even if the price to pay is too high. Carlos Lechuga's feature debut combines the absurdity of Cuban village life, bitter comedy and serious topics, simultaneously proving that one can live through the most severe crises when walking hand in hand.
Awards and Nominations: Mannheim-Heidelberg IFF (2013) – Newcomer of the Year – Best film
 

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Screenings
21.03.2014 / 21:15 Praha |CineStar Anděl, # 3, Impuls     buy ticket
22.03.2014 / 18:45 Praha |CineStar Anděl, # 3, Impuls     buy ticket
23.03.2014 / 14:15 Praha |CineStar Anděl, # 3, Impuls     buy ticket
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