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Day of the Flowers (2012)

Two Scottish sisters, one a left-wing activist, the other a popular party girl, travel to Cuba to scatter their late father's ashes. In losing and trying to reclaim their father's ashes, ... See full summary »

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Rosa
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Ailie
Carlos Acosta ...
Tomas
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Conway
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Ernesto
Manuel de Blas ...
Ignatio Palma
Luis Alberto García ...
Ernesto's Cousin - Camilo
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Brenda
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Robert Fitch ...
Bob
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Martin
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Harriet (as Elizabeth Hopley)
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Cliff
Tommy Jessop ...
John
Hannah Donaldson ...
Jo
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Two Scottish sisters, one a left-wing activist, the other a popular party girl, travel to Cuba to scatter their late father's ashes. In losing and trying to reclaim their father's ashes, the bickering sisters set off on a journey that them takes them through romance, danger, and the discovery of old family secrets. Written by Anonymous

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A virágok napja  »

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Enjoyable romp
30 July 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This was fun.

Thankfully, this wasn't the rom-com it was billed to be by the Edinburgh Festival's guide - the character's happy-go-lucky adventures mesh easily with a more complex portrayal of a Scottish family's relationship with Cuba.

Carlos Acosta particularly makes a strong debut. Perhaps fans of Cuban dance would be disappointed that there was not more actual dancing included in the narrative structure but then this story stays fixed on the central portrayal of the sisters and their conflicts.

Colourful cinematography and a quick pace made for a pleasing movie experience.


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