“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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Fresa Y Chocolate – Film (Movie) Plot and Review

It’s fascinating to see the differences between the original story and the script and then the differences between Paz’s script and the actual film. Be the first to ask a question about Strawberry and Chocolate.

This may seem radical, arising as it does from the camera of one of Cuba’s most devoted revolutionaries. Diego is immediately smitten by David, who “has a face of an angel.

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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. Niels Boutsen rated it really liked it May 25, May 02, Sandra rated it cbocolate it. Return to Book Page.

Strawberry and Chocolate Spanish: Jun 26, Hiram rated it it was ok Shelves: Un libro que trata de la amistad entre Diego: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

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. However, for those interested in the film, the book is worth a look. Yet this is not a “gay” film. 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.


Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Senel Paz also wrote the screenplay for the film. It was during this turbulent period in postwar film history that Latin American countries began to loose the stranglehold of the Hollywood machine to allow the voices of native film artists to be heard.

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Strawberry and Chocolate by Senel Paz

In the days after, Miguel comes to Diego’s apartment, accusing David of being a homosexual. Veel van waar naar expliciet verwezen werd was me dus onbekend en zelfs bij de hele setting van het verhaal kan dresa me maar moeilijk iets voorstellen. Similar issue with the script. Diego warns David to enjoy it now “before it collapses. Chicago Sun-Times film critic Roger Ebert comments that “nothing unfolds as we expect.

Trivia About Strawberry and Ch Comment about this article, ask questions, or add new information about this sendl Alea, who was 69 years old at the time of the shooting of Fresa Y Chocolatebecame ill and called upon his long-time colleague, filmmaker Juan Carlos Tabio, to complete the film. Marilo rated it really liked it Ffresa 01, Notes film critic Robert Ebert, the film is not “about the seduction of a body, but frrsa the seduction of a mind.

Show my email publicly. The title refers to a comment made by Diego that immediately proves to David that Diego is gay when at Havana’s Coppelia ice cream parlor he chooses strawberry ice cream even though chocolate vastly more popular is available.

David’s homophobic classmate, Miguel Francisco Gattornoplans to use David to spy on Diego, chocolxte 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.

He is also the author of plays, stories and novels, which have been translated into seven languages and published in anthologies around the world. This leads to his firing, and an inability oaz find work outside of manual labor due to his blacklisting by the government. Moreover, there is more to Diego than meets the eye.


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Although Chcolate initially chafes at the idea of being Diego’s “baby”, he decides to do so in order to relay information back to Miguel. Darina Georgieva rated it liked it Apr 24, fesa Irukina rated it it was amazing Nov 04, In fresaa process, the two have a falling out and Diego sends an angry letter to the museum curators of Cuba. We meet Diego, a flamboyant, gay man who spots the beautiful young David at an ice cream shop and sets out to woo him.

Andrea Gonzalez rosas rated it did not like it May 07, His submerged criticism of the exigencies of life in communist Cuba has resonated throughout his films. Chocolats dat ik het gelezen heb en dat het aan mijn collectie is toegevoegd, maar het zal niet het werk zijn waar ik naar grijp als iemand mij iets te lezen vraagt tenzij die persoon erg weinig tijd zou hebben.

Paul rated it liked it Aug 10, 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: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. For Alea however, it is more a film about tolerance than it is a call for gay rights.

Books by Senel Paz. Lists with This Book. 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. Duepaja rated it liked it Feb paa,