Showtimes and Locations
Title: Everybody Leaves/Todos se van
- Saturday October 8, 4:00 p.m. Muhammad Ali Center
- Introduction: Prof. Thomas Edison, Department of Classical and Modern LanguagesThursday, October 13, 5:00 p.m. Floyd Theater
Director(s): Sergio Cabrera
Language: Spanish with English Subtitles
Type: Full length feature film
Length: 106 minutes.
Rating*: NR. L, V,
V includes violence | L includes strong language | N includes nudity | S includes sex
Pragda's info on the film: https://pragda.com/film/everybody-leaves/
Presented as part of The Spanish Film Club series with the support Pragda, and the Embassy of Spain in Washington DC, Spain-USA Foundation. Special thanks to the Secretary of State for Culture of Spain.
Shot in Colombia (because the director didn’t get permission to film in Cuba) and featuring a cast consisting mostly of expatriate Cuban actors, Everybody Leaves is a celebration of freedom and a confrontation of the authoritarian Cuban regime of the 1980s, which led to one of the country’s worst economic crises. The film is based on the award-winning novel by Cuban writer Wendy Guerra.
Eight-year-old Nieve is the object of her parents’ custody battle. Her mother, Eva, is an artist who believes in the revolution and disagrees with censorship or authoritarianism. She is re-married to Dan, a Swede working on the construction of a nuclear plant. Nieve’s father Manuel is a playwright who sacrifices his artistic career to write government propaganda in a remote area of the country.
Through her diary entries, Nieve reveals intimate details of a turbulent family life while painting an authentic portrait of the social and political unrest in Cuba under the rule of Castro.