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CUBAN DANCER (2020)

Documentary | 95 min | Roberto Salinas | Italy, Canada, Chile
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Film Info

  • Director: Roberto Salinas
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Country: Italy, Canada, Chile

Film Showtimes

Show Date

  • 2021-11-10

Show times

  • 8:00PM

Synopsis

Alexis Valdés, a talented student at the National Ballet School of Cuba, emigrates with his parents to Florida to reunite with his sister. For four years we have seen the journey of a 15-year-old Cuban teenager, passionate about dance and in love with Yelenia, who in 2016 will be forced to rebuild his dreams in a radically new environment. He feels lonely and disoriented, far from the warmth of his native Cuba, but no one will be able to rob him of his desire to dance.

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Alexis Valdés, un talentoso estudiante de la Escuela Nacional de Ballet de Cuba, emigra con sus padres a Florida para reencontrarse con su hermana. Durante cuatro años vemos el periplo de un joven adolescente cubano de 15 años, apasionado por la danza y enamorado de Yelenia, que se verá obligado a reconstruir sus sueños en un entorno radicalmente nuevo. Se siente solo y desorientado, lejos de la calidez de su Cuba natal, pero nadie le podrá robar las ganas de bailar.

Festivals & Awards:

  • Audience Award: San Francisco International Film Festival
  • Knight Made in MIA Feature Film Award: Miami Film Festival

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Roberto Salinas is a Director, Producer, Screenwriter, Director of Photography. His previously directed documentary The Troublemaker, behind the scenes of the United Nations was coproduced by Italian GA&A productions and New York based Sirk Productions and developed with the support of the MEDIA program of the European Union. It premiered at the 36th Festival Internacional del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano (La Habana, Cuba) and was official selection of the 16th Havana Film Festival (New York); the 11th Biografilm Festival (Italy); the 16th International Human Rights Film Festival (Buenos Aires, Argentina); and the 32nd Chicago Latino Film Festival, among others. Salinas has worked as a documentary director and D.O.P. on numerous productions including feature documentaries, commercials and TV series in Italy and internationally. His work is focused mainly on social and cultural issues. Cuban Dancer is his second feature-length documentary. Roberto lives between Managua, Nicaragua and Rome, Italy.

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Roberto Salinas es director, productor, guionista, director de fotografía. Su anterior documental como director, The troublemaker, behind the scenes of the United Nations, fue coproducido por las productoras italianas GA&A y Sirk Productions con sede en Nueva York y fue desarrollado con el apoyo del programa MEDIA de la Unión Europea. Se estrenó en el 36° Festival Internacional del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano (La Habana, Cuba) y fue seleccionado en el 16° Festival de Cine de La Habana (Nueva York); el 11º Festival de Biografilm (Italia); el 16º Festival Internacional de Cine de Derechos Humanos (Buenos Aires, Argentina) y el 32º Festival de Cine Latino de Chicago, entre otros. Salinas ha trabajado como director de documentales y director de fotografía en numerosas producciones que incluyen documentales, anuncios y series de televisión en Italia y resto del mundo. Cuban Dancer es su segundo documental largo. Su trabajo se centra en temas sociales y culturales. Roberto vive entre Managua, Nicaragua y Roma.

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