A touching story about the fortuneteller Vicenta, who suddenly loses control of her own healing abilities and begins to explore the reality around her after her son leaves home.
Vicenta is one of the Cuban fortune tellers who has been spoken of with disdain since colonial times and never called by their full name. Every day Vicenta B. meets a bunch of people who flock to her home in search of solutions to their problems. When her son leaves town in search of a future that Vicenta cannot predict, this occupational imbalance dismays her. Frustrated, Vicenta begins for the first time to become interested in exploring for herself what can lie behind her customers’ concerns.
Linnett Hernández Valdés creates an exciting and unique image of a woman on screen. Her deep voice, and brave and caring nature will leave no one indifferent. On her journey of discovery, Carlos Cheluga depicts the city of Havana's history and takes a critical look at the country's colonial past and its destructive impact on Cuban society today.
Carlos Cheluga (b. 1983) is a Cuban film director, producer and screenwriter. He has received screenplay awards such as the Julia Alejandro Award, the Havana Film Unpublished Screenplay Coral Award and the Screenplay Award at the Gibara Film Festival. Melaza was his first feature film, which premiered at the International Film Festival Rotterdam in 2013. It was later awarded Best Film at the New England Festival of Ibero-American Cinema and Best Latin-American Film at Malaga Film Festival, and the Newcomer of the Year award in 2013, which is the main prize at the Mannheim-Heidelberg International Film Festival. His second film Santa y Andrés has been screened at 70 international film festivals. His penultimate film in 2019, Generacion, is an art film that has traveled through many cultural centers and galleries around the world, among others, Havana Art Biennial 2019 and ARCO Madrid 2020.
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Original title Vicenta B.
Country Cuba, Colombia, Norway, USA, France
Director Carlos Lechuga
Screenplay Carlos Lechuga, Fabián Suárez
Cinematography Denise Guerra
Producer Claudia Calviño, Consuelo Castillo, Samuel Chauvin, Christopher Clements, Julie Goldman, Dag Hoel, Carlos Lechuga
Cast Linnett Hernández Valdés, Pedro Martínez, Mireya Chapman, Ana Flavia Ramos, Eduardo Martínez, Aimee Despaigne
Production Company Cacha Films, Promenades Films, Motto Pictures, Romeo, Dag Hoel Filmproduksjon
Runtime 1h 17m
Age limit 6