#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Diego, a cultivated, homosexual and skeptical young man, falls in love with a young heterosexual communist full of prejudices and doctrinal ideas. First come rejection and suspicion, but also fascination. Fresa y chocolate is a coming-of-age story, told through the development of a great friendship which overcomes incomprehension and intolerance.
Plot: Havana, Cuba, 1979. Flamboyantly gay artist Diego (Jorge Perugorría) attempts to seduce the straight and strait-laced David, an idealistic young communist, and fails dismally. But David conspires to become friends with Diego so he can monitor the artist’s subversive life for the state. As Diego and David discuss politics, individuality and personal expression in Castro’s Cuba, a genuine friendship develops between the two. But can it last? Strawberry and Chocolate became an instant hit when it was released, and has become a classic of Cuban cinema due to its charming and authentic exploration of a connection between two people under historical circumstances that seem levelled against them.
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Fine film, but Miramax’s US version is cut
STRAWBERRY AND CHOCOLATE (Fresa y Chocolate)
Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
Sound format: Ultra-Stereo
Used as an unwitting pawn by his pro-revolutionary colleagues, a naive student (Vladmir Cruz) is encouraged to develop a platonic relationship with a flamboyant gay artist (Jorge Perugorria), whose political allegiances have fallen under suspicion. But as their friendship deepens, Cruz is transformed by Perugorria’s resistance to the Cuban regime, even as the forces of oppression begin to close around them.
Based on a short story (‘El Lobo, el Bosque y el Hombre Nuevo’) by screenwriter Senel Paz, STRAWBERRY AND CHOCOLATE is a joyous celebration of life and non-conformity, distinguished by Perugorria’s vivid performance as a self-proclaimed ‘outsider’ who rejects his friend’s unquestioning loyalty to the Cuban political system that is stifling their beloved homeland. Their budding relationship is complicated by Perugorria’s unrequited love for Cruz, depicted here with dignity and compassion, though it’s their political differences which ultimately unite the two characters, even as Perugorria is forced to reap the whirlwind of his public defiance. Also starring Mirta Ibarra as Perugorria’s flaky neighbor, who introduces virginal Cruz to the joys of sexual liberation! It isn’t a terribly cinematic film, but production values are solid, and the characters are played with such integrity, it hardly matters; this is a movie in which ideas take precedence over action, and the emotional payoff is quite powerful indeed. Beautiful music score by Jose Maria Vitier, too. Directed by Tomás Gutiérrez Alea and Juan Carlos Tabío.
NB. The original US version (released by Miramax) is missing approximately six minutes of footage. Absent material includes a brief conversation about racism during Cruz’s first visit to Perugorria’s apartment, and a sad little sequence in which the two characters pretend not to notice each other after meeting by accident in a bookstore.
A charming film
How often do we get to see Cuban films here in America?
How many Cuban films have a gay protagonist?
Strawberry and Chocolate is a wonderful Cuban film that features a glimpse into Havana and the Cuban gay subculture juxtaposed against dedicated, communist college students.
David is the college student who believes in the system. Diego is a gay writer who has friends in the art world. Nancy is stuck between the two worlds, and having difficulty coping. Through his association with the others, David receives an education he wouldn’t get at the university.
The film is about love and desire: love of country; love of art; love between men and women; love between men – romantic and platonic. Thank you Robert Redford and Miramax for bringing this to the States
Original Language es
Runtime 1 hr 48 min (108 min)
Genre Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director Tomás Gutiérrez Alea, Juan Carlos Tabío
Writer Tomás Gutiérrez Alea, Senel Paz
Actors Jorge Perugorría, Vladimir Cruz, Mirta Ibarra
Country Cuba, Mexico, Spain, United States
Awards Nominated for 1 Oscar. 25 wins & 2 nominations total
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Ultra Stereo
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Laboratory Estudios Churubusco Azteca S.A. (as Churubusco Azteca S.A.)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm