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One Way or Another
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ONE WAY OR ANOTHER

De cierta manera

Directed by Sara Gómez
Cuba, 1977
Drama, Documentary, Romance

Synopsis

Middle-class teacher Yolanda falls in love with factory worker Mario but their relationship is challenged by their different views, values and prejudices. As Yolanda’s bias surfaces when teaching underprivileged children, Mario’s machismo is undermined by Yolanda’s sense of independence.

Synopsis

Middle-class teacher Yolanda falls in love with factory worker Mario but their relationship is challenged by their different views, values and prejudices. As Yolanda’s bias surfaces when teaching underprivileged children, Mario’s machismo is undermined by Yolanda’s sense of independence.

Our take

The sights and sounds of postrevolutionary Cuba come alive in the sole feature from Afro-Cuban pioneer Sara Gómez. Radically merging documentary realism with narrative fiction, vox pops and feminist agitprop, One Way or Another is an unclassifiable masterpiece, now newly restored.