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ON THE STARTING LINE

by Aldemar Matias

synopsis

Jenniffer is a young athlete who questions her commitment to the Cuban national athletics team. Her mother Marbelis rules a health care facility in Havana with an iron fist. When her younger brother wants to leave the country, Jenniffer's doubts get bigger and bigger. This intimate and sensitive family chronicle shows a teenager in a country with an uncertain future. 

international title: On the Starting Line
original title: La Arrancada
country: France, Cuba, Brazil
year: 2019
genre: documentary
directed by: Aldemar Matias
film run: 63'
screenplay: Aldemar Matias
cinematography by: Aldemar Matias
film editing: Jeanne Oberson
production: Dublin Films
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