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Synopsis

IN THE TOWN of Melaza the sugarcane industry is at a standstill and work is hard to come by. Monica, receptionist at the sugar mill, still goes to the factory daily, although it has been shuttered for a year. Her husband, Aldo, teaches swimming in a pool with no water. To make extra money, they engage in a lucrative but illegal venture. When the police discover their scheme they charge the couple a hefty fine. To get out of their predicament, Monica and Aldo must consider doing the unthinkable.

Details

(80mins) | Cuba

Language:

Spanish, with English subtitles

Production

Directors:

Carlos Lechuga Photograph of Carlos Lechuga Carlos Lechuga studied filmmaking at Cuba’s Higher Art Institute and the International Film and TV School. He made his first short, Cuca and the Chicken, in 2006. He has made several other shorts since, and written the screenplay for several feature-length films. Melaza is his first feature film as a writer and director.