- Original title
- Running time
- 96 min.
Tomás Gutiérrez Alea,
Juan Carlos Tabío
Tomás Gutiérrez Alea, Juan Carlos Tabío, Eliseo Alberto
Luis Alberto García,
Co-production Cuba-Spain-Germany; Tornasol Films
Comedy | Road Movie
- Synopsis / Plot
- When Aunt Yoyita dies during a visit to Gina in Guantánamo, Gina, along with Yoyita's childhood sweetheart, the aging Cándido, must take the body to Havana. To their annoyance, Gina's overbearing husband Adolfo, a punctilious undertaker with political ambitions, takes charge of the journey, including several transfers along the way between hearses. On the road, they keep crossing paths with Mariano, a playboy trucker with a woman at every way station. He and Gina recognize each other: he was her student and wrote her of how much he loved her, then dropped out of school in embarrassment. Before they reach Havana, Gina realizes she can choose between Adolfo and Mariano.
: Venice Film Festival: Nominated for Golden Lion
1995: Havana Film Festival: Grand Coral - Second Prize
: Sundance Film Festival: Latin America Cinema Award - Honorable Mention
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