New York Premiere | Co-presented with The New England Festival of Ibero American Cinema

Saturday, August 13: Reception in honor of filmmaker Esteban Insausti after the 6:35pm screening. Admission is complimentary with the purchase of a ticket to the screening.

After the collapse of the Soviet Union in the Nineties, Cuba entered a long economic crisis that led vast numbers of young people to leave for the United States and other countries.  In his first feature, Insausti explores the dramatic emotional impact of this mass exodus on his generation. Based on Insausti’s own experience, Long Distance tells the story of a woman who on her 35th birthday finds that she has lost all of her friends to this crisis.  To console herself, she spends an evening reinventing the best of her past life and friendships.  A graduate of Cuba’s art school, the Instituto Superior de Arte, Insausti is a leading member of a young generation of filmmakers who are using digital technologies to invent new modes of production in Cuba.