Life isn’t easy for 11-year-old Chala. When he isn’t getting into trouble at school for his violent behaviour, or with the police for raising fighting dogs, he has to contend with an alcoholic mother who spends her nights hustling in Havana’s nightclubs. Chala has one person on his side: his teacher, Carmela, who absolutely believes that no child is a lost cause. But when Carmela falls ill, Chala himself is in danger of falling through the cracks of an unforgiving system, in this heartfelt, clear-eyed drama.
Feature (100mins) Drama | Cuba
Spanish with English subtitles
Ernesto Daranas Serrano
Alina Rodríguez, Armando Valdés Freire, Silvia Águila, Yuliet Cruz