Ticket to Paradise (Boleto al Paraiso)
Cuba, Spain, Venezuela
Gerardo Chijona Valdes 2010
Categories: World Cinema Dramatic Competition
Cuban director Gerardo Chijona Valdes used a series of interviews with AIDS patients as a springboard for this drama about teenage runaways who find refuge in an AIDS hospice. Set in 1993 during a severe economic crisis in Cuba, the movie follows a girl who runs away from her father’s sexual harassment and joins a charismatic young rocker and his group of runaways hitchhiking to Havana. Based on fact and told with fictional characters, the film — a chronicle of the despair and hope of young Cubans — has its international premiere at Sundance.