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Viva

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Viva

Release Date: November 08, 2015

Year    :   2015
Slogan    :   «Find your voice»
Genres    :   Drama
Production Companies    :   Magnolia Pictures, Treasure Entertainment, Screen Ireland
Director    :   Paddy Breathnach
Producers    :   Benicio del Toro, Robert Walpole, Cathleen Dore, Claire McCaughley, Rebecca O'Flanagan
Writers    :   Mark O'Halloran
RunTime    :   100 mins.

Jesús, a young hairdresser, works at a Havana nightclub for drag performers, and dreams of being a performer himself. Encouraged by his mentor, Mama, Jesús finally gets his chance to take the stage. But when Angel, his estranged father, abruptly reenters his life, his world is quickly turned upside down. The macho Angel, recently released from a 15-year stint in prison, tries to squelch his son’s ambition to perform in drag. Father and son clash over their opposing expectations of each other, struggling to understand one another and reconcile as a family. Shot in a gritty neighbourhood far from the Havana most tourists know, Viva is a heartrending story of music, performance and survival.




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