Strawberry and Chocolate DVD
Starring Jorge Perugorría, Vladimir Cruz, Mirta Ibarra, Francisco Gatorno, Jorge Angelino, Marilyn Solaya, Andrés Cortina, Antonio Carmona, Ricardo Avila, Zolanda Oña, Diana Iris del Puerto
Directed by Tomas Gutierrez Alea
The first film from Cuba with a gay perspective and critical of the Castro regime.
This is a heart-warming story about solidarity between two very different people.
David (Vladimir Cruz) is an uptight macho communist student at Havana University, who shortly after splitting from his girlfriend meets Diego (Jorge Perugorría), an extravagant gay artist with an irreverent attitude to Castro.
Appalled by Diego's disrespectful attitude, David decides that it is his duty to convert him, and a friendship is born.
Using attitudes towards homosexuality as an example of intolerance and bigotry, the film aims to encourage an understanding of the conflicts which emerge from a politically changing nation.
- Format: DVD
- Region: 2
- Certification: (18)
- EAN: 5024017007932
- Catalogue number: MRBDVD013
- Studio: Mr Bongo
- Release date: 23/02/2009
- Genre: Drama
- Colour: Colour