Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.
Original title: Fresa Y Chocolate
A Cuban artist is madly in love with his best friend, a Communist university student with ideals that transcend base humanity. Between them arrives a zesty lady who teaches them a thing or two about compassion in the face of adversity. Its warmth is memorable, but take away the many political overtones and you basically have your usual love triangle with a slight twist.
Screenplay by Senel Paz, collaboration with Tomas Gutierrez Alea, from the story The Wolf, The Forest And The New Man by Senel Paz.
Cinematography by Mario Garcia Joya.
Music by Jose Maria Vitier.
Production Design by Fernando Perez O’Reilly.
Costume Design by Miriam Duenas.