Strawberry And Chocolate (1993)

TOMAS GUTIERREZ ALEA, JUAN CARLOS TABIO

Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  

Original title:  Fresa Y Chocolate

Cuba/Mexico/Spain/USA, 1993.  , , , .  Screenplay by , collaboration with Tomas Gutierrez Alea, from the story The Wolf, The Forest And The New Man by Senel Paz.  Cinematography by .  Music by .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by , , .  

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.

Academy Award Nomination:  Best Foreign Language Film

Berlin Film Festival Award:  Special Jury Prize

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