Many young Cubans dream of escaping to the imagined paradise of Havana. When confident and rambunctious Raul is accused of assault, he decides that the time is right to make the 90-mile trip. Enlisting his best friend Elio, who brings his precocious sister along, they begin to make their dangerous and illegal journey through Cuba – a journey involving an unspoken love triangle that will change their lives forever. British director Lucy Mulloy, mentored by Spike Lee, makes the rare step of making her debut overseas and not in the English language, and comes up with an utterly convincing portrait.

 

£10.50 (Online) £11.50 (Door) Tickets available from the Barbican Cinema here

EEFF Best Feature Competition 

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