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FULL SYNOPSIS

The five short films gathered here showcase the talents of some of Cuba's newest directing talent (in the early 1990s), and have stories centering around the current issues Cuban women face. In the first film, after over twenty years of unappreciated servitude and nurturing of others, a wife and mother completely loses her willingness to stifle herself. In the second, Cuban native Laura is at a hotel that caters to foreign guests and is waiting to meet a friend who left many years ago. She is insulted to find that she is treated like a second-class citizen here because she doesn't have foreign currency and isn't speaking a foreign language or speaking with a foreign accent. The third segment features an unmarried woman who closeted herself after the revolution, frightened, no doubt, of everything. When a telephone repairman visits, somehow her shell becomes less solid. The fourth feature shows a woman who was abandoned by her husband and longs for his return, even though she has found comfort in the arms of a lover. The last one explores what happens when a self-involved intellectual girl student who thinks herself liberal takes a conservative boy to bed with her. ~ Clarke Fountain, Rovi

Cast

Manuel Porto
as Husband [Isabel]
Mirta Ibarra
as Julia [Julia]

Crew

Mayra Segura
Director
Mayra Segura
Screenwriter
Raul Perez Ureta
Cinematographer
Lina Baniela
Editor
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