TWENTY YEARS
Veinte años/Vinte anos
Cuba/Brazil, 2016
Portuguese and Spanish with English subtitles | 80 min
Director/Writer: Alice de Andrade

Sunday, Sep 3
3:00 PM | The Cinematheque

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In September 1992, at the height of the Special Period in Cuba, forty young couples on the verge of marriage participated in the casting selection for director Alice de Andrade’s first documentary Luna de miel (Honeymoon), about wedding rituals in a socialist context. Twenty years later, she revisits three of these couples to see how the country’s economic and social transformations have impacted their lives. Twenty Years is a fascinating glimpse into the recent history of Cuba through the intimate lives of three divergent couples.

"20 years in Cuba is not the same as in the rest of the world." Director Alice de Andrade

Cuba, septiembre de 1992. Durante el “Período Especial,” 40 parejas a punto de casarse participaron en el casting de Luna de miel, primer documental de la directora, que abordaba el matrimonio como ritual socialista. Veinte años más tarde, cuando Cuba comienza a poner en práctica importantes reformas para actualizar su modelo económico, la cineasta se reencuentra con tres de estas parejas para captar los reflejos de la transformación del país en la vida de sus familias.

ADDITIONAL CREDITS
Producers: Lula Leite Franco, Gustavo Sánchez
Cinematographers: Ángel Alderete, Nicolás Wong
Editors: Idê Lacreta, Joana Collier
Music: Pedro Cintra
Cast: Miriam Planas Grillo, Andrés Martínez, Silvia Plá Camaño, Danilo Perdomo, Marlene Berg Borbón, Mario Cotilla Aldama, Karla Cecília Berg, Winnie Camila Berg

Alice de Andrade (Rio de Janeiro, 1964) studied filmmaking at the EICTV in San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba. Her directorial credits include numerous short films as well as the fiction feature O Diablo a quarto (2004), and the documentaries Luna de miel (1993), Memoria Cubana (2010), and Vinte Anos (2016).