“Viva”

Director: Paddy Breathnach

Duration: 1 hr 40 mins

Language: Spanish

Starring: Stars: Héctor Medina, Jorge Perugorría

Time: 8.00pm

Location: Fermanagh House

Viva is a 2015 Spanish-language Irish drama film, set in Cuba, directed by Paddy Breathnach and written by Mark O'Halloran. The film stars Héctor Medina as a young drag performer who, after reuniting with his estranged father, must give up his lifestyle.

The film was selected as the Irish entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 88th Academy Awards. It made the December shortlist of nine films, but it was not nominated.

STORYLINE…

When everything is for sale, what's the value of love? Jesus does make up for a troupe of drag performers in Havana, but dreams of being a performer. When he finally gets his chance to be on stage, a stranger emerges from the crowd and punches him in the face. The stranger is his father Angel, a former boxer, who has been absent from his life for 15 years. As father and son clash over their opposing expectations of each other, Viva becomes a love story as the men struggle to understand one another and become a family again...

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