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Ballet dancer Leonardo and Sara, a young Afro-Cuban couple, are desperate to leave the island. They decide that the best way to emigrate is for Leonardo to seduce a foreign woman visiting Havana, get legal status in her country, and then send for Sara. The woman they choose, Nasim, is an Iranian-Canadian divorcée who is running from an oppressive past and yearning to have fun for the first time in her life. When Leonardo convinces Nasim to marry him, he moves to Montreal, but his plan derails when real emotions get in the way.

Shot in Cuba and Montreal, the film was written in collaboration with Cuban hip-hop legend Pablo Herrera and stars Yonah Acosta Gonzalez, a former principal at the English National Ballet (and the nephew of Afro-Cuban ballet superstar Carlos Acosta, a current principal at Bayern Staatsballett in Munich), alongside accomplished co-stars Evelyn Castroda O’Farrill and Aki Yaghoubi. (APRIL 21-22)

Director’s Statement: Kaveh Nabatian

I aspire to make films that have the immediacy of music and to make music that has the evocative energy of film.

(There are a limited number of screenings available. Orders on first ordered first fulfilled basis.)

  • Year
  • Runtime
    95 minutes
  • Language
    Spanish, English, Farsi
  • Country
    Canada, Cuba
  • Premiere
  • Director
    Kaveh Nabatian
  • Screenwriter
    Kaveh Nabatian
  • Producer
    Gabrielle Tougas-Fréchette, Ménaïc Raoul
  • Cast
    Yonah Acosta Gonzalez, Aki Yaghoubi, Evelyn Castroda O'Farrill, Julio Cesar Hong Oritz, Ahlam Gholami
  • Cinematographer
    Juan Pablo Ramirez
  • Editor
    Sophie Leblond
  • Sound Design
    Sylvain Bellemare
  • Music
    Kaveh Nabatian