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Verde Verde, a Film by Enrique Pineda Barnet

The riveting, highly controversial Cuban film “Verde Verde,” directed by Enrique Pineda Barnet explores issues of gay male identity and homophobia in contemporary Cuba. Presented in Spanish with English subtitles.  Miami-based actor Carlos Miguel Caballero, one of the protagonists, will be in attendance to introduce the film.


Immersed in a dark dramatic atmosphere described by critics as sordid and violent, Verde Verde is only the second Cuban film (after the famous "Strawberry and Chocolate") to take up the theme of homophobia in Cuba.  Director Pineda Barnet describes the film as a tragic psychological thriller, presenting the age-old conflict of love versus hate, set in a timeless, universal location.

One of the fundamental messages of Verde Verde is the need to confront extremism, prejudice and phobias that lead to the destruction of society. From this perspective, Barnet exalts human values such as love, honesty and authenticity.

Synopsis: A man desperately flees through a labyrinth in search of a way out. During his escape, he runs into apparitions that block his passage.  In a port bar, Alfredo, merchant marine paramedic, meets Carlos, IT professional with dreams of becoming a pilot.  The traveler invites Carlos to his hangar in the port...
 
Reviews in English:  
http://www.havanatimes.org/?p=63465
http://www.cuba50.org/?page=newsitem&article=397

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