CSC Oxford and Screen Cuba present: Strawberry and Chocolate

Ultimate Picture Palace, Jeune Street, Oxford, OX4 1BN

Thursday, 18 April 2024, 8:00pm

The late Tomás Gutiérrez Alea, often cited as Cuba’s greatest director, worked alongside Juan Carlos Tabío to create this Oscar-nominated modern classic. The film charts the relationship of David, a young Communist student, with a flamboyant gay Catholic writer, Diego. A Communist Party stalwart entices David to spy on Diego, to entrap him. Instead, David becomes attracted to Diego’s intelligence and expansive personality.

The film explores tolerance, inclusion, and homophobia with great humour. It affirmed an important right – that everyone should be able to participate equally in society and in the revolution. This unmissable film had a deep impact on Cuban audiences, provoking widespread discussions and debate.

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