On the starting line

Documentary, 63′, 2018

Director : Aldemar Matias

Synopsis :
Jenniffer is a young sportswoman questioning her career as a national athlete in Cuba. Her mother, Marbelis, is the tough boss of a public fumigation center in downtown Havana. As her brother is getting ready to leave the country, Jenniffer struggles to find her place.

This intimate family chronicle, seen from the perspective of two women, unfolds the portrait of a generation unsure of what’s next in Cuba.

Shooting : April 2018, La Havana

Main credits :
Script : Aldemar Matias & David Hurst
Editing : Jeanne Oberson
Sound design: Romain Ozanne
Color grading : Lucie Bruneteau
Producer : David Hurst

With the support of CNC (FSA), Région Nouvelle-Aquitaine, TV7 Bordeaux, Procirep-Angoa.

International sales : FiGa Films

Festivals 2019 :
Berlinale 2019 – Panorama
It’s All True (Germany)
Festival International de Cinéma de Montevideo (Uruguay).
Festival du Film Latino-américain de Vancouver (Canada)
Festival Internacional de Cine de Santander (Colombia)
AFI Latin American Film Festival, Washington (USA)
Festival Biarritz Amérique latine (France)
BIFF (Colombia)
FIFAC, Saint Laurent du Maroni (Guyane)
Women’s world Festival, Frankfurt (Germany)
Escales Documentaires, La Rochelle (France)
Filmar en America Latina, Genève (Switzerland)
Rio de Janeiro Festival (Brazil)

Festivals 2020 :

MIRADASDOC 2020 Tenerife (Spain)
Regards sur le cinéma d’Amérique Latine, Marennes (France)
Quinzaine du cinéma espagnol et latino, Chambéry (France)
Rencontres Cinémas Martinique, Fort-de-france (Martinique)

The film will be released in several movies theaters in France in March/April 2020. 

Press kit here.

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