Santa & Andres

Santa & Andres

By Breaking Glass Pictures



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In 1983 Andrs, a non-compliant gay writer, resides in the rural mountain region of Eastern Cuba, having been blacklisted by the government for "ideological problems." After a major event occurs, the government decides someone reliable must be appointed to watch over him and make sure he does not make any political statements. Santa, a country girl who works on a farm, is assigned to the task. For three days in a row Santa will sit in front of Andrs' hut and keep watch over him. Santa and Andrs are as close as it gets to being true opposites, and are not meant to like each other. However, they soon find that they have more things in common than they expected.

Reasons to Buy

  1. Reminiscent of Before Night Falls, this film takes a look at what it was like to be out and gay in Cuba under Castro. unfortunately, this film was actually banned in Cuba.
  2. Lead actors Lola Amores and Eduardo Matrinez give powerful, emotionally affecting performances.
  3. The Hollywood Reporter called Santa and Andres "achingly beautiful" and Queer Guru called it "a heart-breaking, compelling tale."


  • Director: Carlos Lechuga
  • Writer: Carlos Lechuga
  • Writer: Eliseo Altunaga
  • Length: 1 hrs. 45 mins.
  • Rating: NR
  • Released: Nov 14 2017
  • Added: Sep 29 2017
  • Production Year: 2016
  • TLA SKU: 1937522
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • UPC Code: 855184007181


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Review by Amos Lassen

By: Amos Lassen
"Santa and Andrés"

In Castro's Cuba

Amos Lassen

Cuban filmmaker Carlos Lechuga's odd-couple political drama, "Santa and Andres" looks at the emotional effects of life under Fidel.
A novelist under house arrest an... Read More

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