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ON THE STARTING LINE

La Arrancada

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Directed by Aldemar Matias
France, Cuba, 2019
Documentary
      Spanish
      English & 6 more
      NOT RATED

Synopsis

Jenniffer is a young sportswoman questioning her career as a national athlete in Cuba. Her mother, Marbelis, is the tough boss of a public fumigation center in downtown Havana, while her father is in prison. As her brother is getting ready to leave the country, Jenniffer struggles to find her place.

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The feature debut from young Brazilian director Aldemar Matias, On the Starting Line tackles a mother-daughter relationship while subtly reflecting on family, personal aspirations, and the threat of an uncertain future. An intimate, unassuming Cuba-set family drama. Ready, set, go!

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Synopsis

Jenniffer is a young sportswoman questioning her career as a national athlete in Cuba. Her mother, Marbelis, is the tough boss of a public fumigation center in downtown Havana, while her father is in prison. As her brother is getting ready to leave the country, Jenniffer struggles to find her place.

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On the Starting LineDirected byAldemar Matias
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Awards & Festivals

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Berlin International Film Festival
2019

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