Carla, a bored young Cuban postal clerk, begins to rewrite the letters that pass through her hands daily: for her, it’s another way of aiding her peers to find happiness. After she falls in love, she becomes one of the winners in the annual lottery of American visas—the choice is hard one to make.
An epistolary film of sorts, this elegant chronicle makes sumptuous use of voice-over and black and white cinematography to draw a lyrical picture of the everyday operations of a Cuban post office. With a lightness of touch and emotional warmth, it is an original and enchanting wonder.
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