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Melaza

Melaza

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.

Title:

Melaza

Director(s):

Carlos Lechuga

Year of Release:

2012

Region:

Cuba

Language:

Spanish, with English subtitles

Type / Genre:

Narrative Feature

Runtime:

80 minutes

Rating:

16+

Showtimes:

Sat 21 Sept, 8.00pm, Little Carib Theatre
Tue 24 Sept, 1.45pm, UWI
Thur 26 Sept, 8.30pm, MovieTowne POS, Q&A

T+T Premiere


About the Director(s):

Carlos Lechuga

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.

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