El Techo (On the Roof)

Three young friends daydream on the roofs of the apartment blocks of Havana. Anita wonders who’s the father of her unborn child. Yasmani watches his pigeons fly free and tries to coax his father into leaving their apartment. Vito, convinced he’s really Italian, tries to contact his imagined family in Sicily. In a world of their own, they try to find a way to begin their lives in the real world.

El Techo (On the Roof) (2017)




Spanish, with English subtitles




Patricia Ramos

Patricia Ramos

Patricia Ramos

Patricia Ramos got degrees in Spanish Studies at the Havana University in 1999 and film writing at the International School of Cinema and TV in Cuba (EICTV) in 2001. She has taught scriptwriting in Argentina, Brazil, Cuba, Costa Rica and Venezuela. In 2009 she directed the documentary Ampárame for the Spanish television channel TVE, Stories about the Cuban Music. She made two short fiction films, The Courtyard of my Home, which won an award for the best short film in Cuba, in 2007, and Nana in 2004. On The Roof is her debut  feature film.

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