Acclaimed Film Festival Miami Dade College (MDC) will present a selection of films directed by women during their 2017 program.
This is the most prestigious festival in the world produced and presented by a college or university. The films to be presented belong to various parts of the world and cover a variety of topics of interest. Here are the 15 most prominent films:
A documentary about the origins, history, impact and evolution of the Cuban embargo, with images and archive interviews rarely seen with Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Sergei Khrushchev, Ted Sorensen, Lucie Arnaz and many others, as well as information Recently declassified. Executive Producer Jorge M. Pérez of Miami.
The story of the unrealistic Omar, a humble, fragile-looking man who pursues an impossible dream of building a cinema for the children of his hometown of Entre Ríos. With patience and ingenuity, Omar is successful at first, but family circumstances compel him to start over.
In 1992, Andrade documented the marriage rite in Cuba after the fall of the USSR. Twenty years later, he visits three families, in Havana, Miami and Costa Rica, where some are exiled. Trying only the theme of love, the film reflects recent transformations in Cuban society.
A romantic comedy about Madrid's feather fashion designer Sara, whose world shakes after a casual meeting with her love of high school 13 years ago, who is now a superstar of pop music. Cast: Veronica Echegui, Alex Garcia, David Verdaguer.
Four stories of four women trapped in a conservative society, each in search of some freedom. Cast: Konkona Sen Sharma, Shashank Arora, Plabita Borthakur.
Since the death of her mother, Maria has always cared for her father and her brothers. When her father announces that she will remarry, this time with a much younger woman, Maria feels that her world begins to crumble. Cast includes Barbara Lennie, Pablo Derqui, and Julián Villagrán.
An actress in her 40s is ready to do anything to regain her former glory and get the part she craves in a new movie. A hysterical comedy about a crazy night of desperation in show business. Cast: Belén Rueda, Diego Peretti, Eduard Fernández.
A young Mexican and Haitian woman living in Mexico City faces the task of caring for her Haitian father when her health begins to fail. They were never very close, and the bonds of family relationships are about to undergo severe testing. Cast: Claudia Sainte-Luce, Jimmy Jean-Louis, Pablo Sigal.
Anita, Rita, Ricardo and Andrés are four "young adults" who for 40 years attend a school for children with Down syndrome. They crave freedoms at a more personal level, but their society is ill-equipped to handle their desires for more independence.
A touching and quite funny dramatization about a very intelligent young woman who struggles to make sense of the world in terms of mortality, relationships, sex and just leave her apartment. Cast: Bel Powley, Nathan Lane, Jason Ritter, Gabriel Byrne.
The renowned restaurant owner, Ella Brennan, is the matriarch of a Creole-flavored dynasty that has been around for more than half a century. Culinary luminaries such as Daniel Boulud, Emeril Lagasse, Danny Meyer and Tim and Nina Zagat reflect on the success of the famous New Orleans Commander's Palac.
A documentary that uncovers the layers of brightness to expose the sexism, racism and stigma faced by burlesque striptease artists in the heyday of the '60s and' 70s. Many years later, these classical interpreters follow.
Kenny Anderson, a New York City high school basketball prodigy and NBA All-Star, loses a heated coaching position, sending him into a middle-aged crisis. From his base in South Florida, he strives to regain his balance and rebuild his family life.
Juan Carlos, sixteen years old, lives in the house of a child in Mexico City. He suffers the most transforming year of his life when he manages to find the strength to leave his comfort zone, overcome his sense of abandonment and forgive his father for the past.
Two actors take a seriously amusing, yet moving, look at the pressures that women bring in contemporary society just to be attractive and their deeply ambivalent attitude towards cosmetic surgery.
(Cover photo: Zeta Cinema)
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