2012, Lucy Mulloy, USA/UK/Cuba, 90 min.
With Dariel Arrechaga, Anailín de la Rúa de la Torre
The streets of Havana come alive in derelict beauty and nonstop vibrancy as the coming of age of twins Lila and Elio is shaded by his secret desire for his co-worker Raul, a ladies’ man, as they set their sights on that coast ninety miles distant. Bursting with talent, this raw, youthful, multi-award-winning film inspires awe at director Mulloy’s intimate view on the colorful Cuban capital as both a tropical cradle of undying aspiration and a brutal police state. An awkward love triangle impedes hope as the trio’s homemade raft is launched toward Miami. In Spanish with English subtitles. DCP digital. (BS)