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HFFNY celebrates International Women's Day with the Afro-Cuban masterpiece DE CIERTA MANERA / ONE WAY OR ANOTHER, by Sara Gómez, Cuba's first female director.

DE CIERTA MANERA is a landmark film in Cuban cinema: both because of its innovative style and its status as the first feature shot by a woman in Cuba, the country’s first feature shot on 16 mm, and a rare example of a feature made by an Afro-Cuban director. Mixing documentary footage with a variety of narrative modes, Sara Gómez’s romantic drama shines a light on the histories, problems and contradictions of post-revolutionary Cuba. Against a landscape of dismantled slums and new modern settlements, Gómez reveals inhabitants who are similarly conflicted, caught between entrenched attitudes towards race, class and gender and the egalitarian promise of the Revolution.

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  • Runtime
    79 minutes
  • Language
    Spanish, English Subtitles
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  • Director
    Sara Gómez