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Melaza

Melaza

Directors: Carlos Lechuga
Cuba / France / Panama
Spanish with English Subtitles
80 min
World Cinema
Comedy Focus
Cinema of the Americas

Synopsis:
With the closure of the local sugar mill, the picturesque Cuban town of Melaza has become desolate and lifeless. School teacher Aldo and now-unemployed Monica eke out a meager living, going as far as renting out their tiny home to the local prostitute for extra cash. When they get in trouble with the authorities, resulting fines lead to more desperate measures. This funny, heartfelt romantic drama explores the limits of love and trust in the face of hardship.

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Producer: Claudia Calvino - Inti Herrera

Principal Cast: Yuliet Cruz (Monica), Armando Miguel Gomez (Aldo),Lucho Gotti (Marquez),Ana Gloria Buduen (abuela), Yaite Cruz (Yamile)

Film Format: DCP

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Carlos Lechuga

Biography

Lechuga trained as a film director in the Instituto Superior de Arte (Higher Art Institute) in Cuba and continued studying in the International Film and TV School specializing in scriptwriting. His work as a director includes several short films like LOS BANISTAS (The Swimmers) and CUCA Y EL POLLO (Cuca and the Chicken), which received national and international awards. He wrote the scripts of four feature films: CLUB HABANA (Havana Club), which won the Unpublished Script Award at the International Non-Budget Film Festival; EL EDEN PERDIDO (The Lost Eden), winner of the Audience Award at the First Festival of Films for Television in Malaga, Spain; PENUMBRAS (Penumbras) and EN FIN, EL MAL. MELAZA is his first feature film as a director

Screenplay: Carlos Lechuga

Producer: Claudia Calvino - Inti Herrera

Editor: Luis Ernesto Donas

Principal Cast: Yuliet Cruz (Monica), Armando Miguel Gomez (Aldo),Lucho Gotti (Marquez),Ana Gloria Buduen (abuela), Yaite Cruz (Yamile)

Production Companies: 5ta Avenida producciones-Promenades Films-13 Productions-Arte France Cinema-Jaguar Films

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