On the Starting Line

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On the Starting Line (La Arrancada)

Directed by Aldemar Matias

  • Brazil, Cuba, France 2019; 63 min
  • Original version: Spanish
  • Genre: Documentary


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. As her brother is getting ready to leave the country, Jenniffer struggles to find her place. This intimate family chronicle, seen from the perspective of two women, unfolds the portrait of a generation unsure of what’s next in Cuba.




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