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by Carlos Lechuga


With the closure of the sugar mill, the little town of Molasses is devastated, lifeless. Aldo and Monica form a young married couple that do not find a way to survive. By supporting each other, they try to save their world without loosing their faith.

international title: Melaza
original title: Melaza
country: Cuba, France, Panama
sales agent: Latinofusion
year: 2012
genre: fiction
directed by: Carlos Lechuga
film run: 80'
screenplay: Carlos Lechuga
cast: Yuliet Cruz, Armando Miguel Gómez, Luis Antonio Gotti, Ana Gloria Buduén, Carolina Márquez, Yaité Ruiz
cinematography by: Ernesto Calzado, Luis Franco Brantley
film editing: Luis Ernesto Doñas
art director: Alain Ortiz
costumes designer: Alicia Artega
producer: Claudia Calviño, Inti Herrera
co-producer: Samuel Chauvin, Luis Pacheco, Cyrille Perez, Gilles Perez, Paul Saadoun
production: 13 Productions, ARTE France Cinéma, Producciones de la 5ta Avenida, Jaguar Films
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main awards/selection

Havana Film Festival 2013 
International Film Festival Rotterdam 2013 
Miami International Film Festival 2013 
Chicago International Film Festival 2013 
Mannheim-Heidelberg International Filmfestival 2013 
Thessaloniki International Film Festival 2013 

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