Crisálida (Chrysalis) is an 86-year-old Cuban woman who interacts with the world through her bedroom window. As she reveals her contradictory past and present, both converge in a deeply ironic way. This film is presented in association with Muestra Joven ICAIC and the International Festival of New Latin American Cinema.


(8mins) | Cuba


Spanish with English subtitles



Alejandro Alonso Estrella Photograph of Alejandro Alonso Estrella Alejandro Alonso Estrella is a Cuban filmmaker with a degree in Sociocultural Studies. Chrisálida (2012) won the prize for best international short documentary at the Oaxaca FilmFest in Mexico, and the prize for best short documentary at the New York City Short Film Festival.