Before Night Falls
Director: Julian Schnabel
Starring: Olatz López Garmendia, Giovanni Florido, Loló Navarro, Sean Penn, Javier Bardem
Level: Secondary / 14-16, Post 16
Visual artist Julian Schnabel chronicles the life of one of Cuba's most charismatic literary voices, the late Reinaldo Arenas (Javier Bardem). The film recounts the author's impoverished rural upbringing, his time with Castros rebels, his homosexuality and his goals of revenge.
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