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Friday, August 6, 2004

An evening of contemporary Cuban cinema, featuring a screening of the film, Nada Mas [Nothing More], Dir. Juan Carlos Cremata Malberti, Cuba, 2001. Duration: 93 minutes. Color. In Spanish with English subtitles.

While dreaming of a better life with her parents who have migrated to the U.S., Carla a post office worker begins to intercept letters and rewrite them to brighten the lives of their addressees, and of course, her own. She compensates for her own personal dissatisfaction by the pleasure she takes in helping those around her. The film takes a sharp look at Cuban bureaucracy, and the issues of migration and separation specific to Cubans.

Awards: Winner, Coral (Cuba) and Cuban Press Association Award for Best First Work in 2003; Nominated, Goya (Spain) Best Spanish Language Foreign Film 2003; Nominated, Best Film at the 2003 Festival de Cartagena; Nominated to the Ariel Award (Mexico) for Best Latin American Film.