Cuba, 1982, 105 min, color
In Spanish; English subtitles


Havana 1914 – the turmoil surrounding WWI engulfs the daughter of a recently-deceased, wealthy slave trader. She falls in love with her cousin, an idealistic journalist, but is tied to her unfaithful husband and obsolete bourgeois values. Only in her dreams does she dare to entertain the idea of fleeing.


Leading actress Eslinda Núñez (Lucia, 1968) won the Audience Acting Award at the 10th International Ibero-American Festival in Huelva, Spain in 1983.


(This film is ONLY available for sale on DVD and for research rentals. It may not be rented for a non-commercial public performance screening.)

Press comments

“Passionate! Important! No one interested in the intersection of film and politics should miss this important film.”
— The New York Times


“Eslinda Nuñez plays like a volcano!”
— Film historian Ralf Schenk


“Solás’ work embodies the cinematic principles and social concerns of the New Latin-American Cinema!”
Film Quarterly


“An atmospherically photographed melodrama.”
World Cinema since 1945


“A professional stylistic exercise with skilled contributions from composer Leo Brouwer, cinematographer Livio Delgado, and Eslinda Núñez in the title role.”
— Michael Chanan, Cuban Cinema


DVD Bonus Features:
  • Photo Gallery
  • Director Biography & Filmography
  • Short film about Composer Leo Brouwer

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