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Viva, also in Spain

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Viva, the Cuban-Irish film directed by Paddy Breathnach, will be shown in Spanish cinemas next July 8, to continue with its good string of screenings in the world’s main venues.

Viva, also in Spain

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Viva, also in Spain

Viva, the Cuban-Irish film directed by Paddy Breathnach, will be shown in Spanish cinemas next July 8, to continue with its good string of screenings in the world’s main venues.

The film, set in Cuba and starring Cuban actors Héctor Medina, Jorge Perugorría and Luis Alberto García, was selected as the Irish entry for the Oscars in the Best Foreign Language Film category.

Viva, executive-produced by Benicio del Toro, has been successful in countries such as the United States, where it was a hit for the theater chain Angelika Film Center, and was screened in competitions such as the Telluride Film Festival in Colorado.

Written by Mark O’Halloran, the story follows Jesús, an 18-year-old Cuban who feels lost and is in search of his true identity.

With little confidence and uncertain about his future, he works at a drag queen club in Havana, where he follows his dream of becoming a performer while earning money through prostitution.

He finds an oasis in his house, where he listens to the records left to him by his mother and his grandmother or watches boxers in training next door.

However, something arrives in his life that will challenge his direction and his freedom: his long-absent father, a celebrated boxer who spent 15 years in prison for having killed someone in a street brawl when Jesús was a child. 

 

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