Lisbon & Estoril Film Festival

Films

Retrospectives - Julian Schnabel

Crew:

Director: Julian Schnabel
Screenplay: Cunningham O’Keefe, lazaro Gomez Carriles, Julian Schnabel
DOP: Xavier Pérez Grobet, Guillermo Rosas
Production: El Mar Pictures, Grandview Pictures

Before Night Falls

A film by Julian Schnabel

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This is the story of Cuban poet and novelist Reinaldo Arenas. Raised in the Oriente Province of Cuba in the 1940s, Arenas began his life-long love of the sea and water. Leaving home as a young adolescent, he moves to Havana where he finds himself swept up in the revolutionary spirit and joins a circle of writers and artists. His first novel, Singing from the Well, is published in Cuba, but as Castro's oppressive regime gathers force, Arenas' homosexuality and political writing make him a target. After being falsely accused of molestation, Arenas is arrested and imprisoned at El Morro. Eventually released from prison after dehumanizing treatment, Arenas flees Cuba in the 1980 Mariel Harbor boatlift. He moves with his friend Lázaro Gomez Carriles to New York, where he will be plagued by other demons.
  • Cast:

    Javier Bardem, Olivier Martinez, Andrea di Stefano, Johnny Depp, Sean Penn, John Ortiz, Santiago Magill, Michael Wincott, Najwa Nimri, Alfredo Villa, Rene Rivera
  • Original Title:

    Before Night Falls
  • Country:

    United States
  • Year:

    2000
  • 133'

Crew:

Director: Julian Schnabel
Screenplay: Cunningham O’Keefe, lazaro Gomez Carriles, Julian Schnabel
DOP: Xavier Pérez Grobet, Guillermo Rosas
Production: El Mar Pictures, Grandview Pictures

Schedule

Cinema Medeia Monumental Sala 2

Introduced by Julian Schnabel
Original version, Portuguese subtitles
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