BIFF 2020
Prerelease

Return to Ithaca

ORIGINAL TITLE:
Retour à Ithaque
Frankrike/ 2014/ 1 t. 35 min.
LANGUAGE:
spansk
UNDERTEKSTER:
norsk
CAST:
Isabel Santos, Jorge Perugorría, Fernando Hechevarría, Néstor Jiménez, Pedro Julio Díaz Ferrán
DIRECTOR:
Laurent Cantet
CINEMATOGRAPHER:
Diego Dussuel
PRODUCER:
Didar Domehri, Laurent Baudens, Gaél Nouaille
Requiem for a dream

A group of friends gather on a Havana rooftop terrace to celebrate the return of Amadeo from 16 years in exile. They reminisce about the hopes and dreams of their youth, but the memories also include disappointments, divisions, repression and surveillance for the now disillusioned middleaged crowd. RETURN TO ITHACA is based on the popular author Leonardo Padura’s novel “La novela de mi vida”. The dialogue does not pull any punches, and Cuban authorities cancelled the screening at the Havana festival in the last minute.

 

Laurent Cantet

Laurent Cantet (France, 1961). Selected filmography: THE CLASS (2008), HEADING SOUTH (2005), TIME OUT (2001), HUMAN RESOURCES (1999)

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