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Cuba, 2001

Spanish with English subtitles

Director: Juan Carlos Cremata Malberti Producers: Thierry Forte, Sarah Halioua, Antonio P. Pérez, Camilo Vives Screenplay: Juan Carlos Cremata Malberti, Manuel Rodríguez Cinematographer: Raúl Rodríguez Cabrera Editors: Juan Carlos Cremata Malberti, Antonio P. Reina Music: Edesio Alejandro Art Direction: Guillermo Ramírez Malberti Principal Cast: Thais Valdés, Nacho Lugo, Daisy Granados, Paula Alí, Verónica López

Carla, a young postal worker in Havana, spends her days postmarking thousands of letters and dreaming of the day when she can be reunited with her parents, who moved to the US when she was fifteen. To fulfill her longing for intimacy, she opens random letters and rewrites them into soulful prose, believing she is helping her fellow Cubans understand one another better. Beautifully filmed in black and white accented by brilliant colours, Nada+ has a stunning visual composition. With its delightful mix of visual humour, theatrical characters, bureaucratic satire and a lighthearted love story, it has a distinctly Cuban flair.

Thoughtful, cheerful and clever, Nada+ signals the arrival of an important new Cuban filmmaker. Diana Sanchez, 2002 Toronto International Film Festival

Nada+ es una opera prima notable. Filmada en blanco y negro con bellos destellos de colores casi fantasiosos, la película cuenta la historia de Carla, una joven que trabaja para el servicio de correos quien sueña con unirse a sus padres quienes están en Miami. Para darle sabor a su vida, Carla abre las cartas que llegan a la oficina de correos y las re-escribe cubriendo de alegría las vidas de las personas que reciben las cartas. Nada+ contiene actuaciones dignas de una obra teatral, que refleja la capacidad de dramaturgia de Cremata, quien es uno de los directores de teatro más reconocidos en la Cuba actual.

7:00 pm|Museum of Anthropology (MOA) - Free with museum entrance. Free for UBC students, staff and faculty.
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Nada+ premiered at the Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes in 2002. It received a nomination for the Goya Award for Best Spanish Language Foreign Film, and won Best First Film at the Festival of New Latin American Cinema in Havana and the Grand Jury Prize for Best Iberoamerican Feature at Miami.