Florida Premiere

DIRECTED BY Carlos Lechuga

Country: Colombia, Cuba, France
Language: Spanish
Subtitles: English
Original Title: SANTA Y ANDRÉS

Running Time: 105min
Film Year: 2016
Category: Knight Competition

Set in 1983, the second feature from Cuban writer-director Carlos Lechuga (Melaza) chronicles an encounter between Andrés, a novelist ostracized for his “ideological problems” and his sexuality, and Santa, a woman charged with keeping this ostensibly dangerous dissident from disrupting a political event and gaining the attention of the foreign press.

Santa & Andrés is at once intimate and expansive, a chamber drama whose central action is a dialogue between two souls on either side of a profound cultural divide. Proximity inevitably prompts captive and warden to realize how much they have in common—and how completely the last six decades have affected the Cuban psyche.

This film is also featured in the 2017 Film Festival’s HBO Ibero American Competition  Film Category


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Director: Carlos Lechuga
Producer: Claudia Calviño
Screenwriter: Carlos Lechuga
Executive Producer: Claudia Calviño

Music: Santiago Barbosa Cañon
Cinematographer: Javier Labrador
Editor: Joanna Montero

Cast: Lola Amores, Eduardo Martinez

Carlos Lechuga

Carlos Lechuga was born in Havana. He studied directing at Cuba’s Instituto Superior de Arte, and scriptwriting at the International Film and TV School in San Antonio de los Baños. After directing several short films he made his feature debut with Melaza (12). Santa & Andres (16) is his second feature.

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