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Ticket to Paradise

Ticket to Paradise
  • 2011
  • Cuba
  • 88 min
  • Directed by: Gerardo Chijona
  • Cast: Gerardo Chijona, Francisco García, Maykel Rodríguez Ponjuán

Gerardo Chijona’s powerful drama follows teenager Eunice (Miriel Cejas) who drifts from one desperate situation to another in an early nineties Cuba struggling with a crippling economic downturn following the fall of the Soviet Union. When she becomes the object of her widowed father’s sexual desires, Eunice hits the road, meeting up with homeless Alejandro (Héctor Mineda) and his street kid friends who support themselves through petty crime. Discovering an affinity with her new companions she has never felt before and finding herself falling for Alejandro, Eunice’s search for ‘paradise’ takes her to some unlikely and surprising places.

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