Director: Fernando Perez
Screenwriters: Fernando Perez, Manuel Rodriguez

Institute History

  • 1996 Sundance Film Festival


Laurita, the teenage daughter of Laura, stops going to school. She stares at the wall, stays with hippie friends, and decides to travel to Madagascar. Mother and daughter do not understand each other, and the situation becomes more difficult every day.

A film by director Fernando Pérez, Madagascar is a portrait of Cuban society after the war. Starring Zaida Castellanos and Laura de la Uz, the film painfully depicts the hopelessness of Cuban youth. Madagascar won the Jury Award at the 1994 Havana Film Festival.

— Patricia Cardoso-Reneau

Screening Details

  • Section: Cuban Short Films
  • Film Type: Dramatic Short
  • Country: Cuba
  • Language:
  • Run Time: 49 min.

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