Organized by the Cuba-Caribbean Working Group
Sergio Giral is an award-winning filmmaker from Cuba who has made many films on Afrocuban themes. “Maria Antonia” is a story of love, passion, resentment and revenge set in pre-revolutionary working class Havana in the 1950s. The story invokes Yoruba religion, specifically the Oshun, goddess of love.
1994 OUR ESSENCES LATIN AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL. NEW ENGLAND. BEST FILM, BEST FEMALE ACTING.
1991 TRIESTE LATIN AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL. TRIESTE, ITALY. AWARD: FIRST GRAND PRIZE.
1991 NEW YORK LATIN AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL. AWARD: BEST FEMALE ACTING
1990 GOYA (ACADEMY AWARDS) MADRID, SPAIN. NOMINATION.
1989 HAVANA XI LATIN AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL. AWARD: MUSIC.
Cost: Free and open to the public
“Maria Antonia,” film showing and discussion
Sponsor(s): Latin American Institute, UC-Cuba Initiative
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