Tony is a Cuban-American Metals trader. Tony travels to Cuba. This journey also becomes a discovery of his own Cuban roots. Tony finds the beautiful Mariana whom he presumed had died at sea, and she awakens in him his true destiny.
Tony is a Cuban-American Metals trader. One sunny morning, while fishing off Key West-Florida, he finds the wreck of a makeshift raft floating close to the beach. The rafters names were carved on the wood of the boat (Pablo and Mariana). Tony travels to Cuba to find the Family of the rafters to tell them what he had found. This journey also becomes a discovery of his own Cuban roots. Tony finds the family and, shocked and surprised, finds the beautiful Mariana whom he presumed had died at sea, and she awakens in him his true destiny.Written by
Latin American films often look different from Hollywood films, they might appear a bit amateurish by comparison because they are low budget, or don't have the technical perfection of Hollywood films. There's a different sensibility too, which is reflected in the acting style, which might seem a little stiff or artificial to someone not used to it, and there's more tolerance for non- narrative poetic sequences, unlikely plot twists, sentimental music, etc. If you're looking for a Hollywood type film, this isn't it. It has a more leisurely pace and not all the loose ends are tied up. But if you want to see a movie about contemporary Cuba, it's worth a look. It captures the complex emotions of people who go back to Cuba looking for roots and feel confused about their identity. I appreciate seeing different points of view, and the scenery is beautiful. I agree it's not the best film ever made, but I like that it emphasizes the human side of things and tries to break down some of the barriers that separate Cuban Americans from Cubans who stayed on the island.
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