Boleto al Paraiso

Eunice, a teenage girl running away from her incestuous father, meets Alejandro, a rebellious rocker who has also left home. They decide to travel together, and escape to Havana, hoping to find paradise. Instead, they  encounter hardship—it is the early 1990s, the “Special Period” of deprivation in Cuba—and begin to contemplate the unthinkable: infecting themselves with the HIV virus so they can be admitted to the local AIDS hospice. An unforgettable tale of youth, love, sadness, and, ultimately, hope.

Boleto al Paraiso (2010)




Spanish with English subtitles




Gerardo Chijona

Gerardo Chijona

Gerardo Chijona

Born in 1949, Gerardo Chijona is both a filmmaker and a film critic. He has many films to his credit, including dramas, documentaries and short films. Boleto al Paraiso, his fourth and most recent feature film, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.

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