On The Starting Line

  • 9 10
  • 2019
  • 63min
On The Starting Line
  • Original Title: La Arrancada

In the midst of a Cuba undergoing major changes, a young athlete is torn between committing herself to her track team or pursuing another goal in distant horizons.

On The Starting Line

OFFICIAL SELECTIONS: Berlinale/ It’s All True/ Festival International de Cinéma de Montevideo/ Festival du Film Latino-américain de Vancouver/ Festival Internacional de Cine de Santander/ AFI Latin American Film Festival/ Festival Biarritz Amérique latine/ BIFF/ FIFAC, Saint Laurent du Maroni/ Les Escales documentaires/ Filmar en America Latina de Genève/ Festival de Rio de Janeiro/ Miradasdoc/ Regards sur le cinéma d’Amérique Latine/ Quinzaine du cinéma espagnol et latino/ Rencontres Cinémas Martinique

On The Starting Line. A Portrait of Cuban Youth

Jenniffer is a young athlete who questions her commitment to Cuba's national track and field team. Her mother, Marbelis, runs a public health center in Havana with an iron fist.

As her younger brother prepares to leave the country, Jenniffer's doubts are reinforced. This intimate and sensitive family chronicle sketches the portrait of a youth in a country with an uncertain future.

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