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Bitter Sugar (Azúcar Amarga)


With director Leon Ichaso in person

Dir. Leon Ichaso. Dominican Republic, 1997, 75 mins. 35mm print from the director! With René Lavan, Mayte Vilán. Filmed in Santo Domingo with a cast of Cuban-American émigrés, Bitter Sugar incorporates archival documentary footage to construct a naturalistic tale of love and disillusion. A student in Havana, Gustavo, struggles with his faith in the revolution as his family is confronted with the harsh realities of daily life.

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