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Strawberry and Chocolate

Strawberry and Chocolate (1993)

Havana, Cuba, 1979. Flamboyantly gay artist Diego (Jorge Perugorría) attempts to seduce the straight and strait-laced David, an idealistic young communist, and fails dismally. But David conspires to become friends with Diego so he can monitor the artist's subversive life for the state. As Diego and David discuss politics, individuality and personal expression in Castro's Cuba, a genuine friendship develops between the two. But can it last? Strawberry and Chocolate became an instant hit when it was released, and has become a classic of Cuban cinema due to its charming and authentic exploration of a connection between two people under historical circumstances that seem levelled against them.

Plot Keywords: cuba, 1970s, artist, male friendship, male homosexuality, social commentary, student, lgbt, havana, cuba, communism

Original TitleFresa y chocolate
DirectorsTomás Gutiérrez Alea, Juan Carlos Tabío
ÉcrivainsSenel Paz, Senel Paz
Sociétés de ProductionMiramax, Tabasco films, TeleMadrid, Instituto Mexicano de Cinematografía
Pays de CountriesCuba, Spain
Langue LanguagesEspañol

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Strawberry & Chocolate