Cuban Dancer

(Cuban Dancer)

Alexis dreams of becoming the best Cuban dancer, but before he can dance through the National Ballet School in Havana, life brings him an unexpected change: his parents decide to leave Cuba.

This is the emotional story of a talented young dancer who suddenly leaves the safety of home in Cuba for the USA – a world of tough competition but also open possibilities. This sensitive portrait of a beautiful but painful adolescence, coloured with Cuban temperament, plays out against the backdrop of two different approaches to life: the Cuban warm community one and the very individualised US one. Can Alexis follow his dream even in a new society?

About the film

Director: Roberto Salinas
Italy, Canada, Chile
2020 | 98 min.

Language: English, Spanish

Subtitles: Czech, English
In the case of outdoor screenings, the films are shown only with Czech subtitles.

Czech premiere

Director

Roberto Salinas

Filmography
2020 - Cuban Dancer
2014 - The Troublemaker, behind the scenes of the United Nations
2008 - Una Storia da Ridere

Roberto Salinas

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