Aging teacher Carmela has a special heart for pupils from broken homes and is challenged by the headmaster to follow up 12 year old Chala which is infatuated in Yeni. They are both poor, and has severe home troubles.

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Ernesto Daranas

Writers:

Ernesto Daranas, Ania Molina (collaboration) (as Ania Molina Alonso)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Alina Rodríguez Alina Rodríguez ... Carmela
Yuliet Cruz ... Sonia
Armando Miguel Gómez Armando Miguel Gómez ... Ignacio
Miriel Cejas Miriel Cejas ... Maria
Sílvia Águila Sílvia Águila ... Raquel
Idalmis Garcia Idalmis Garcia ... Mercedes (as Idalmis García)
Tomás Cao Tomás Cao ... Carlos
Roque Moreno Roque Moreno ... Policía
Anniet Porte Anniet Porte ... Mirta (as Anniet Forte)
Aramís Delgado Aramís Delgado ... Asesor
Armando Valdés Freire Armando Valdés Freire ... Chala
Amaly Junco Amaly Junco ... Yeni
Yoan Angarica Yoan Angarica ... Yoan
Richard Andrade Richard Andrade ... Richard
Cristian Guerra Cristian Guerra ... El Niño
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Aging teacher Carmela has a special heart for pupils from broken homes and is challenged by the headmaster to follow up 12 year old Chala which is infatuated in Yeni. They are both poor, and has severe home troubles.

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None of the children had previous acting experience. See more »

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Carmela: Every year, I have a Chala in my class. None of them has ever been stronger than me, because, at heart, they are all children. There are four things you need to bring up a child: a home, a school, rigor and affection. But outside that door, there's the street, and a teacher needs to know what's waiting for them out there. In the past, life was clearer, and I knew what I was preparing my students for. Now, the only thing clear to me is what not to prepare them for.
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Extraordinary
4 September 2014 | by buxbeSee all my reviews

This was the opening film at Sydney Latin American Film Festival (SLAFF) 2014. What one to choose! Amazingly well done. We may have seen the story done one way or another, but the situation this is set in overlays such complexities. Encompassing all the stories was all life, not aspects of it.

Also, the energy of the young lead actors was amazing. So strong. Boy/girl stuff far beyond the limited scope of typical films. These are tough people for ones so young. Totally impressive, let alone both so physically attractive for their ages, especially in the faces. So expressive!

Incredible work considering the subject matter.

So, we see it. What are we going to do about it? How do we return sovereignty to countries, and exchange such cultural diversities?

Thx, SLAFF, for presenting such an incredible film!


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Country:

Cuba

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

10 October 2014 (Norway) See more »

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$147,731
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2.35 : 1
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