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Defiant Souls

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Original title
Insumisas
Year
Running time
94 min.
Country
Cuba Cuba
Director
Screenwriter
Fernando Pérez, Laura Cazador
Music
Philippe Heritier
Cinematography
Raul Pérez Ureta
Cast
Producer
Bohemian Films, ICAIC
Genre
Drama
Synopsis / Plot
1819. Enrique Faber, a Swiss surgeon, lands in Cuba in search for his son. After a few weeks of investigation, he is told that his son was burnt alive in the attack on a plantation led by a slave revolt. Enrique Faber does not believe this. He settles in Baracoa and carries on with his research. His success as a doctor and his marriage to Juana, a young strange and attractive pariah from the area soon create jealousies. Malicious rumours immediately spread about his high-pitched voice and his fragile appearance. One night, he comes across four men sent by a slave trader. They undress him and discover that Enrique is a woman... Enrique is thrown into jail. Soon begins the most scandalous trial of Cuban colonial history. Based on a true story
Awards
2020: Platino Awards: Nominated for Best Art Direction
2019: Málaga Spanish Film Festival: Official Selection
2018: Havana Film Festival: Special Jury Prize
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