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Casa Blanca

Casa Blanca

Nelsa, 76, and her son Vladimir, 37, who has Down syndrome, share a tiny room in an apartment building in Havana. Vladimir is the only one to care for Nelsa; Nelsa is the only person to watch over Vladimir. Every day Nelsa wanders the streets in search of her only child, who prefers to play cards and drink rum with the local men rather than spend time with his mother. When Nelsa falls gravely ill and goes to hospital, Vladimir is left in a precarious position.

Title:

Casa Blanca

Director(s):

Aleksandra Maciuszek

Year of Release:

2015

Region:

Cuba, Mexico, Poland

Language:

Spanish, with English subtitles

Type / Genre:

Documentary Feature

Runtime:

62 minutes

Rating:

GA

Showtimes:

Fri 18 Sept, 2.30pm, UWI
Wed 23 Sept, 4.00pm, MovieTowne POS
Sun 27 Sept, 4.00pm, MovieTowne POS Q&A

Caribbean Premiere


About the Director(s):

Aleksandra Maciuszek

Aleksandra Maciuszek

Born in Krakow, Poland, Aleksandra Maciuszek is a graduate in Cultural Studies of Jagiellonian University, and documentary film directing of the International School of Film and Television (EICTV), Cuba. Her thesis film, Previous Scenes (2012), won the jury prize for best documentary short at ttff/13. Casa Blanca is her debut feature documentary.

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