Esther Somewhere

(Esther en alguna parte)
Cuba, 2013
Duration: 
1:35

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Spanish with English subtitles.

Director: Gerardo Chijona Producers: Evelio Delgado, Isabel Prendes Writer: Eduardo Eimil Cinematographer: Rafael Solis Editor: Miriam Talavera Music: José María Vitier Cast: Reynaldo Miravalles, Enrique Molina, Daisy Granados, Eslinda Núñez, Luis Alberto García

Featuring an impressive roster of Cuba’s stage and film actors, Gerardo Chijona’s charming new film centres around two elderly gentlemen and the women they once loved. Still mourning the death of his wife Maruja, Lino Catalá’s now simple life is turned topsy-turvy when Larry Po, a man suffering from multiple personalities, informs him that Maruja led a double life as a bolero singer. Both men join forces to find out the truth about Maruja and the whereabouts of Esther Rodenas, the great love of Larry’s life. An endearing story of friendship, aging and secrets that can only be revealed after death.

The film is a sad comedy, but I find it the most optimistic of my career because it is a film dealing with friendship. Gerardo Chijona, director

Protagonizada por la crema y nata del teatro y cine cubano, esta encantadora nueva película de Gerardo Chijona se enfoca en dos caballeros de edad avanzada y las mujeres que una vez amaron. Todavía de luto por la muerte de su esposa Maruja, la vida simple de Lino da un giro inesperado cuando Larry Po, un hombre que sufre de múltiples personalidades, le informa que Maruja llevaba una doble vida como cantante de boleros. Ambos hombres unen esfuerzos para descubrir la verdad acerca de Maruja y el paradero de Esther Rodenas, el gran amor de Larry.

La Asociación Cubana de la Prensa Cinematográfica (ACPC) consideró a la cinta Esther en alguna parte, de Gerardo Chijona, como el largometraje de ficción cubano más significativo de los estrenados en el 2013.

30-Aug-2014
4:45 pm|The Cinematheque (CIN)
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Gerardo Chijona (b. 1949, Havana, Cuba) is a film critic and director. VLAFF screened his fourth feature film, Ticket to Paradise, which premiered at Sundance and won the Audience Award at Biarritz, Best Film at Málaga, and was nominated for a Goya Award. Esther Somewhere won Best Screenplay and Best Film at the Los Angeles Latino Film Festival. 

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