International Premiere

DIRECTED BY Alice de Andrade

Country: Brazil, Costa Rica, Cuba
Language: Portuguese, Spanish
Original Title: Vinte Anos

Running Time: 80min
Film Year: 2016
Category: Knight Documentary Achievement Award

As we bear witness to this time of momentous transition for Cuba, Brazilian-born, Cuban-educated filmmaker Alice de Andrade’s stirring new documentary focuses on an aspect of life in Cuba that’s easily as essential as politics or economics: love.

Veinte años invokes the passage of time—in a country where time seems to stand still—through the myriad experiences of three families. In 1992, Andrade documented the ritual of marriage in Cuba after the fall of the USSR in her short documentary “Luna de miel”. Twenty years later, she revisits three families, in Havana, Miami and Costa Rica, where some are exiled. Dealing only with love, the new film reflects on recent transformations in Cuban society. No one knows for certain how the island’s culture will change, but we know that these couples and their kin will weather it with fortitude, resourcefulness and all the loving solidarity they can muster.

This film is also featured in the 2017 Film Festival’s Florida Focus Film Category.





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Director: Alice de Andrade
Producer: Gustavo Sánchez, Serge Gordey, Zita Carvalhosa, Alice de Andrade
Screenwriter: Alice de Andrade
Executive Producer: Lula Leite Franco

Music: Pedro Cintra
Cinematographer: Ángel Alderete, Nicolás Wong
Editor: Idê Lacreta, Joana Collier

Subjects: Miriam Planas Grillo, Andrés Martínez, Silvia Plá Camaño, Danilo Perdomo, Marlene Berg Borbón, Mario Cotilla Aldama, Karla Cecília Berg, Winnie Camila Berg

Alice de Andrade

Alice de Andrade was born in Rio de Janeiro. She studied at Cuba’s Escuela Internacional de Cine y Televisión de San António de los Baños. Her directorial credits include the fiction feature O Diablo a quarto (04) and the documentaries “Luna de miel” (93), Memoria Cubana (10), and Veinte Años (16).