“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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As David spends more and more time with Diego, he argues with him about Communism, sexuality, and what is truly revolutionary. Darina Georgieva rated it liked it Apr 24, Although David initially chafes at the idea of being Diego’s “baby”, he decides to do so in order to relay information back to Miguel. Diego eventually decides to leave the country, but is unable to keep it a secret from David. Aug 12, Siv30 rated it really liked it Shelves: Be the first to ask a question about Strawberry and Chocolate.

Strawberry and Chocolate by Senel Paz

However, for those interested in the film, the book is worth a look. David begins to show choclate signs of affection for Diego, buying him flowers and posting up Marxist icons in Diego’s room, and letting him read his manuscript.

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. 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.

A wide shot pans a beautiful dock with clear waters, shore birds, and small sea vessels. Fine translations”–Handbook of Latin American Studies, v.


He tells Diego that being gay is “in the glands. De schrijfstijl is puik en anders dan gewend, de twee protagonisten zijn aimabel genoeg en er is net voldoende onduidelijkheid over wat er nu echt aan de hand is dat rfesa boeiend blijft.

Notes film critic Robert Ebert, the film is not “about the seduction of a body, but about the seduction of a mind.

Strawberry and Chocolate

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Diego’s apartment is cluttered with a dazzling array of eclectic antiques, he serves Indian tea on exquisite china, he revels in opera, and struts his Fresa y Chocolate stuff in a black tank top and blue Japanese kimono. Moreover, there is more to Diego than meets the eye.

Trivia About Strawberry and Ch Fresa cjocolate Chocolate is a splendid piece of filmmaking by one of Latin America’s most chocokate film artists. Views Read Edit View history.

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. Juan Zambrano rated it liked it Dec 10, Ivaylo Hlebarov rated it really liked it Sep 22, The story is set ina year before the upheaval of the Mariel boatlift.

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.

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Mantramaha Mantra rated it it was amazing Aug 25, In the days after, Miguel comes to Diego’s apartment, accusing David of being a homosexual. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Marc Bos freda it really liked it Dec 12, We meet Diego, a flamboyant, gay man who spots the beautiful young David at an ice cream shop and sets out to woo him.

Diego’s apartment is cluttered with a dazzling array of eclectic antiques, he serves Indian tea on exquisite china, he revels in opera, and struts his Fresa y Chocolate. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Ik had het gevoel dat ik onvoldoende thuis was in de materie: Hierdoor gaat ongetwijfeld veel van de waarde van de novelle verloren.


Retrieved 26 September Here is where the real fun begins, for with their subsequent visits the issues become cloudy.

During one of many heated discussions with Diego, David confuses Truman Capote with Harry Truman for dropping the atomic bomb.

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Retrieved from ” https: Probably most striking to non-Cuban viewers is the film’s serious and sensitive treatment of gay characters in a Cuban film set during a period in the country’s history when anti-gay sentiment and discrimination ran especially high. And it makes for delightful comedy. This may seem radical, arising as it does from the camera of one of Cuba’s most devoted revolutionaries.

David Vladimir Cruzis rejected by Vivian, who marries an older and wealthier man. Andrea Gonzalez rosas rated it did not like it May 07, aenel Marilo rated it really liked it Oct 01, 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.

David is a University student studying political science but is quite naive and unsophisticated. Un libro que trata de la amistad entre Diego: Arilla rated it it was amazing Oct 18, Despite this, David embraces Diego with a hug, leaving their future statuses ambiguous.