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  • Post last modified:November 25, 2016



vivaIn Havana, young Jesus (Héctor Medina) is gay and hoping for a career as a dragshow performer, but his drunken father (Jorge Perugorría) whom he hasn’t seen since he was a kid makes a dramatic appearance… An Irish film entirely set in Cuba where we follow a teenager who’s trying to find himself. His fledgling dragshow act is challenged by his dad, a former boxer who’s angry to see his son feminized in that way. Watching Jesus be dominated by a man who has no right to ask anything of him is a frustrating, uneven experience (much like the film itself), but clearly part of what makes the teenager stand up for himself.

2016-Ireland. 100 min. Color. Widescreen. Directed by Paddy Breathnach. Cast: Héctor Medina (Jesus), Jorge Perugorría (Angel), Luis Alberto García (Mama), Renata Maikel Machin Blanco, Luis Manuel Alvarez.

Trivia: Co-executive produced by Benicio Del Toro.

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