June, 16, 2013
Directed by Enrique Pineda Barnet / Cuba /2012 / 74mins.
Produced by the Cuban Institute of Cinematographic Arts; ibermedia; artex; malas compañías. With: Héctor Noas, Carlos Miguel Caballero
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...
Verde Verde is only the second Cuban film (after the infamous Strawberry and Chocolate) to take up the theme of homophobia in Cuba. Director Enrique 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, Pineda Barnet exalts human values such as love, honesty and authenticity. (In Spanish with English subtitles).
“Now that the campaign against homophobia in
Cuba is fashionable, this is the right moment to bring to the surface so much contained eagerness in showing the many green faces masked in fear to show how mature they are.”-Dariela Aquique, HavanaTimes. The film will be followed with Q&A with actor Carlos Caballero.
Héctor Noas (photo)