Diego and David could not be more different: one gay, the other straight, one a fierce communist, the other a fierce individualist, one suspicious, the other accepting. As they discuss politics, individuality and personal expression in 1979 Cuba, a genuine friendship develops between the two.
Nominated for an Academy Award and made by one of Cuba’s greatest directors’ Tomás Gutiérrez Alea, Strawberry and Chocolate is a drama about homosexuality in Cuba set in the 1970s. The film was a radical revelation in 1993 from a country where lifestyle and politics are one and the same.
Michelangelo Antonioni, 1957, Italy
Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan
Yeşim Ustaoğlu, 1999, Turkey
Jia Zhangke, 1997, China
Jean-Pierre Dardenne,Luc Dardenne, 1996, Belgium
Erick Zonca, 2008, France
Johnnie To, 2008, Hong Kong
Götz Spielmann, 2008, Austria
Wong Kar Wai, 2004, Hong Kong
Vincent Paronnaud,Marjane Satrapi, 2007, France