Casa Blanca

Casa Blanca

Casa Blanca
  • Description
  • Cast and crew
  • Duration: 56’
  • Genre: PEOPLE
  • Resolution: HD
  • Year: 2014

It is a story about a forgotten fishing town situated at the entrance to the Havana Harbor. Nelsa, who is a 70-year-old woman paralyzed after a stroke, lives on the first floor of a large apartment house. She shares the lone room of the small flat with Vladimir, who is her 35-year-old son affected with Down syndrome. The film presents a close, intimate picture of Vladimir and Nelsa’s days filled with their meetings and partings, dependencies and bonds, moments of joy and conflict. Those days will be marked by the contacts of the mother and son with Vladimir’s ‘adopted fathers’.

  • Awards:
  • 2015 Kraków Film Festival – The Silver Horn for the best feature-length documentary film; Golden Hobby-Horse
  • 2015 Koszalin European Film Festival Integration You and Me – Honourable Mention
  • 2015 Trinidad Tobago Film Festival in Port of Spain – The Best Documentary Feature; Special Mention from Amnesty International Human Rights Jury Prize
  • 2015 International Documentary Film Festival OFF CINEMA in Poznań – Gold Castle
  • 2016 Punto De Vista – International Documentary Film Festival of Navarra in Pampeluna – The Audience’s Prize; Youth Jury Prize
  • 2016 TRT Documentary Award in Ankara – The Best Documentary Award
  • 2016 Brazilian Festival Cine Ceara in Fortaleza – Student Jury Award
  • 2016 Margaret Mead Film Festival in New York – Main Award
  • 2016 Szczecin European Film Festival – The Best Documentary Award
  • 2016 Festival Internazionale del Cinema di Frontiera “FrontDoc” in Aosta – Youth Award For Best Feature Documentary 2016 – Polish Film Festival in America – Special Jury Award

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