Fresa y Chocolate (Strawberry and Chocolate)
With actor Jorge Perugorría in person
Cuba. Dir Tomás Gutierrez Alea, Juan Carlos Tabio. 1993, 110 mins. With Jorge Perugorría, Vladimir Cruz, Mirta Ibarra. In this boundary-pushing, award-winning feature, Diego, a cultivated, openly gay man, falls in love with David, a young heterosexual Communist, full of prejudice and dogma. David falls in love with Nancy who is overcoming the effects of a suicide attempt; her relationship with both men gives her life new meaning. What begins for David as repulsion towards Diego turns into friendship, a friendship surpassing ignorance and homophobia. The film’s release helped to open the discussion about LGBT rights in Cuba and beyond.
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