A fascinating docu-romance-drama and critical ethnographic study of new couple Yolanda and Mario. Cuban director Sara Gómez assesses the complexities of intersectional, marginalised lives in 1970’s Cuba through a factual narrative that contextualises the relationship, the community, and the tensions of life in a new socialist society.
This was the first Cuban feature film directed by a woman and the last directed by Sara Gómez (1942-1974), who died suddenly while De Cierta Manera was being edited. The film was completed with the technical supervision of Tomás Gutiérrez Alea and Julio García Espinosa, who also co-wrote the screenplay.
Screening: ‘One Way or Another’/De Cierta Manera, 1974, Cuba, Dir Sara Gomez.
Thu 21 July 2022, 21.10
The Watershed, 1 Canons Road, Harbourside, Bristol BS1 5TX