Santa y Andrés

Showed at Images 4/2/2018

Starring: Lola Amores, Luna Tinoco, Eduardo Martinez

In 1983 Cuba, a gay writer who is non-compliant with the government is blacklisted, and a local peasant woman working on a state farm is assigned to watch him. As she keeps a close watch on the man, they both realize they have a lot in common.

It was censored in Cuba by ministerial decision but has flourished on the international film festival circuit. In Spanish with English subtitles.

  • Director: Carlos Lechuga
  • Runtime: 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Genre: Drama

“The film is an intimate, carefully paced and expertly played drama about the power of a shared humanity to override dogma privileging fear and separation. Sadly, Cuba’s official film propaganda body, the ICAIC, has sought to suppress “Santa & Andrés” from Cuba and Cuban film showcases.”

– Variety