Boleto al Paraiso (Ticket to Paradise)

Director: Gerardo Chijona
2010, Cuba
Spanish, with English subtitles
Narrative feature 88 minutes/ 18+


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.

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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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Mon 26 Sept 4.30pm + Fri 30 Sept 7.00pm, The Little Carib Theatre
Sat 01 Oct 11.00am, Centre for Language Learning, UWI

Date: Sun 17 Jul, 2011
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