“By including not only an informative introduction and an interview with Senel Paz, but also translations of the screenplay for the film Fresa y chocolate. Tomás Gutiérrez Alea’s film Strawberry and Chocolate is set in Havana .. Fresa y chocolate se propone, al igual que el relato de Paz, interrogar no .. In an interview with Teresa Toledo, Senel Paz, the author of the script and the short. and with a script by Senel Paz, a lively debate about its content and . All references are of course to Fresa y chocolate, a film by Tomas Gutierrez Alea and .

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David is a University student studying political science but is quite naive and unsophisticated.

He is also the author of plays, stories and novels, which have been translated into seven languages and published in anthologies around the world. Be the cocolate to ask a question about Strawberry and Chocolate. Comment about this article, ask questions, or add new information about this topic: A wide shot pans a beautiful dock with clear waters, shore birds, and small sea vessels. Marilo rated it really liked it Oct 01, However, for those interested in the film, the book is worth a look.

For Alea however, it is more a film about tolerance than it is a fdesa for gay rights. In this process, the two have a falling out and Diego sends an angry letter to the museum curators of Cuba. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Niels Boutsen rated it really liked it May 25, Chicago Chocolage film critic Roger Ebert comments that “nothing unfolds as we expect. Strawberry and Chocolate by Senel Paz.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Ekaterina rated it really liked it Sep 21, In a side plot, Diego and German, his artist protege and sexual partner, are unable to exhibit their full collection of work.

De schrijfstijl is puik en anders dan gewend, de twee protagonisten zijn aimabel genoeg en er is net voldoende onduidelij Ik had het gevoel dat ik onvoldoende thuis was in de materie: This page was last edited on 11 Septemberat Paz introduces new character Miguel, hardcore Communist and macho, but creates ambiguity regarding his sexuality.


Fresa Y Chocolate – Film (Movie) Plot and Review

Type the code shown: Senel Paz also wrote the screenplay for the film. Diego’s apartment is cluttered with a dazzling array of eclectic antiques, he serves Indian tea on exquisite china, he revels in opera, and struts his Fresa y Chocolate stuff in a fresz tank top and blue Japanese kimono.

What was most striking is that David’s sexuality is much more ambiguous in the original story, making the film seem that much more anxious about establishing his heterosexuality. The story chocolzte place in Havana, Cuba in It’s fascinating to see the differences between the original story and the script and then the chocoate between Paz’s script and the actual film.

As David spends more and more time with Diego, he argues with him about Communism, sexuality, and what is truly revolutionary. Moreover, there is more to Diego than meets the eye. His submerged criticism of the exigencies of life in communist Cuba has resonated throughout his films. A number of film movements emerged, including “Cinema Novo,” when young Latin filmmakers chocllate on the tenants of Italian Neo-Realism and French New Wave to explore issues of colonization, slavery, economic chocoltae, misery, and protest, and in the process created a new Latin American cinema.

It is more interested in politics than sex — unless you count Sexual Politicssince to be homosexual in Cuba is to make an anti-authoritarian statement whether you intend it or not. There are many issues cleanly woven into this unique tapestry.

Aunque es una historia muy corta, es una lectura que se disfruta mucho. Ivaylo Hlebarov rated it really liked it Sep 22, The translator and Paz are both incredibly defensive about queer criticism of the film without ever substantively addressing any of that criticism. This may seem radical, arising chocolafe it does from the camera of one of Cuba’s most devoted revolutionaries. Similar issue with the script.


Strawberry and Chocolate by Senel Paz

Want to Read saving…. Views Read Edit View history. This documentary explored the exploitation of peasant labor in the charcoal swamps and caused Alea to be arrested by the secret police of the Batista regime. Diego is immediately smitten by David, who “has a face of an angel. David’s homophobic classmate, Miguel Francisco Gattornoplans to use David to spy on Diego, a person whom they see as aberrant and dangerous to the Communist cause; Diego, for his part, initiates the friendship with sexual intentions, but David for the most part rejects his advances.

Veel van waar naar chofolate verwezen werd was me dus onbekend en zelfs bij de hele setting van het verhaal kan ik me maar moeilijk iets voorstellen. Leer-e rated it really liked it Jul 04, David begins to show more signs of affection for Diego, buying him flowers and posting up Marxist icons in Diego’s room, and letting him read his manuscript.

In a gesture of friendship to both parties, he decides to set Nancy and David up, and David loses his virginity to Nancy. Eleonora rated it it was ok Nov 29, Strawberry and Chocolate Spanish: Fresa y Chocolate is a splendid piece of filmmaking by one of Latin America’s most celebrated film artists.

Strawberry and Chocolate

Return to Book Page. Diego warns David to enjoy it now “before it collapses.

Nancy, a “vigilance” who lives above Diego, attempts suicide as David arrives one day, and he ends up donating blood so that she can recover.

Anna rated it really liked it Oct 18,

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