Friday, Feb. 14, 2020 5:00-6:30pm RCAH Theatre
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ABOUT THE FILM
Patricia Ramos /Cuba/2017/75 min
Spanish with English subtitles
In this feel-good ensemble dramedy, a flat rooftop in an old Havana neighborhood is the natural habitat for three friends who spend their days and nights dreaming about the future. Yasmani is an amateur pigeon fancier who is too shy to talk to a girl he likes; Victor José has convinced himself of his Sicilian descent and now prefers to go by Vito; Anita is five months pregnant and pretends that she doesn’t care who the father is. In the midst of their boredom, without money and dreaming about success, they decide to set up their own business. The cost of this dream will finally lead them to personal maturity, but with some difficulty. A deliciously off-beat romantic comedy, On the Roof doesn’t shy away from tackling the problems facing contemporary Cuban youth. The film offers an impeccable balance of colloquial charm and universal appeal. Patricia Ramos and her excellent cast have crafted highly relatable characters with varying degrees of ambition, ingenuity, and quirk.
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
Patricia Ramos obtained a Bachelor in Spanish Studies at the Havana University in 1999 and film writing at the International School of Cinema and TV in Cuba (EICTV) in 2001. She taught screenwriting workshops in Argentina, Brazil, Cuba, Costa Rica, and Venezuela. In 2009 she directed the documentary Ampárame from the TVE Serie History of Cuban Music and two short fiction films, My Home’s Courtyard, best short film in Cuba in 2007, and Nana in 2004.