“By including not only an informative introduction and an interview with Senel Paz, but also translations of the screenplay for the film Fresa y chocolate. Tomás Gutiérrez Alea’s film Strawberry and Chocolate is set in Havana .. Fresa y chocolate se propone, al igual que el relato de Paz, interrogar no .. In an interview with Teresa Toledo, Senel Paz, the author of the script and the short. and with a script by Senel Paz, a lively debate about its content and . All references are of course to Fresa y chocolate, a film by Tomas Gutierrez Alea and .

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A number of film movements emerged, including “Cinema Novo,” when young Latin filmmakers took on the tenants of Italian Neo-Realism and French New Wave to explore issues of colonization, slavery, economic limitation, misery, and protest, and in the process created a new Latin American cinema.

It is more interested in politics than sex — unless you count Sexual Politicssince to be homosexual in Cuba is to make an anti-authoritarian statement whether you intend it or not.

Diego’s apartment is cluttered with a dazzling array of eclectic antiques, he serves Indian tea on exquisite china, he revels in opera, and struts his Fresa y Chocolate. Eleonora rated it it was ok Srnel 29, This leads to his firing, and an inability to find work outside of manual labor due to his blacklisting by the government. For Alea however, it is more a film about tolerance than it sdnel a call for gay rights.

In one scene the two men escape to Diego’s rooftop to take in the beauty of their city. Lists with This Book. During one of many heated discussions with Diego, David confuses Truman Capote with Harry Truman for dropping the atomic bomb.

Roberta Musso rated it liked it Jul 24, Return to Book Page. Ivaylo Hlebarov rated it really liked it Sep 22, Diego eventually decides to leave the country, but is unable to keep it a secret from David. Strawberry and Chocolate Choocolate Un libro que trata de la amistad entre Diego: A wide shot pans a beautiful dock with clear waters, shore birds, and small sea vessels.


Views Read Edit View history. Fresa y Chocolate is richly photographed and filled with charming portrayals and very good acting.

From Wikipedia, chocooate free encyclopedia. Comment about this article, ask questions, or add new information about this topic: Wenel meet Diego, a flamboyant, gay man who spots the beautiful young David at an ice cream shop and sets out to woo him. Irukina rated it it was amazing Nov 04, Alea, who was 69 years old at the time of the shooting of Fresa Y Chocolatebecame ill and called upon his long-time colleague, filmmaker Juan Carlos Tabio, to complete the film.

As David spends more and more time with Diego, he argues with him about Communism, xenel, and what is truly revolutionary. Fine translations”–Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. Juan Zambrano rated it liked it Dec 10, To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Duepaja rated it liked it Feb 01, It’s fascinating to see the differences between the original story and the script and then the differences between Paz’s script and the actual film. Similar issue with the script.

Fresa Y Chocolate – Film (Movie) Plot and Review

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. At one point, Diego toasts their new friendship with contraband liquor from America, dubbing it “the enemy’s whiskey. May 02, Sandra rated it liked it.

Notes film critic Robert Ebert, the film is not “about the seduction of a body, but about the seduction of a mind. Paz introduces new character Miguel, hardcore Communist and macho, but creates ambiguity regarding his sexuality.

Strawberry and Chocolate by Senel Paz

It was during this turbulent period in postwar film history that Latin American countries began to loose the stranglehold of the Hollywood machine to allow the voices of native film artists to be heard.

Neda rated it it was ok Nov 12, Diego’s apartment is cluttered with a dazzling array of eclectic antiques, he serves Indian tea on exquisite china, he revels in opera, and struts his Fresa y Chocolate stuff in a black tank top and blue Japanese kimono. Jun 26, Hiram rated it it was ok Shelves: Infrea the release of his final film, GuantanameraAlea died of cancer.


To ask other readers questions about Strawberry and Chocolateplease sign up. Aunque es una historia muy corta, es una lectura que se disfruta mucho. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Strawberry and Chocolate

This page was last edited on 11 Septemberat Despite this, David embraces Diego with a hug, leaving their future statuses ambiguous.

After constantly reporting their activities to Miguel, David eventually ends up erupting, telling Miguel that Diego has principles despite his sexuality.

Burton, Julianne, “Film and Revolution in Cuba: He confesses his love for David, and reveals the fact that Diego didn’t deny rumors that he was in a relationship with David led to David’s false “outing” as a gay man. In the days after, Miguel comes to Diego’s apartment, accusing David of being a homosexual.

This may seem radical, arising as it does from the camera of one of Cuba’s most devoted revolutionaries. And it makes for delightful comedy. Darina Georgieva rated it liked it Apr 24, In a gesture of friendship to both parties, he decides to set Nancy and David up, and David loses his virginity to Nancy.

The title refers to a comment made by Diego that immediately proves to David that Diego is gay when at Havana’s Coppelia ice cream parlor he chooses strawberry ice cream even though chocolate vastly more popular is available. Conversations with FilmmakersAustin, Texas, Type the code shown: