Viva

(2015)

Overview

Jesús, a young hairdresser, works at a Havana nightclub for drag performers, and dreams of being a performer himself. Encouraged by his mentor, Mama, Jesús finally gets his chance to take the stage. But when Angel, his estranged father, abruptly reenters his life, his world is quickly turned upside down. The macho Angel, recently released from a 15-year stint in prison, tries to squelch his son’s ambition to perform in drag. Father and son clash over their opposing expectations of each other, struggling to understand one another and reconcile as a family. Shot in a gritty neighbourhood far from the Havana most tourists know, Viva is a heartrending story of music, performance and survival.

  1. Mark O'Halloran

    Screenplay

  2. Paddy Breathnach

    Director

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Status Released

Release Information

  • February 5, 2016
    Theatrical (limited)

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Original Language English

Runtime 1h 40m

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