ON THE ROOF
Country: Cuba, Nicaragua
Original Title: El techo
Film Year: 2016
Category: Jordan Ressler Screenwriting Competition
A pizzeria may seem a modest venture, but for the three enterprising habaneros at the center of Cuban filmmaker Patricia Ramos’ winsome feature debut, success in the pizza business holds the promise of prosperity, purpose and, just maybe, love and happiness.
A deliciously off-beat romantic comedy, On the Roof offers an impeccable balance of colloquial charm and universal appeal. Ramos and her excellent cast have crafted highly relatable characters with varying degrees of ambition, ingenuity and quirk. Some current Cuban films seek to correct sweeping social ailments; by contrast, Ramos and her collaborators understand that sometimes the world is changed one dream at a time.
This film is also featured in the 2017 Film Festival’s HBO Ibero American Competition Film Category.
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Director: Patricia Ramos
Screenwriter: Patricia Ramos
Cinematographer: Alan González Hernández