“By including not only an informative introduction and an interview with Senel Paz, but also translations of the screenplay for the film Fresa y chocolate. Tomás Gutiérrez Alea’s film Strawberry and Chocolate is set in Havana .. Fresa y chocolate se propone, al igual que el relato de Paz, interrogar no .. In an interview with Teresa Toledo, Senel Paz, the author of the script and the short. and with a script by Senel Paz, a lively debate about its content and . All references are of course to Fresa y chocolate, a film by Tomas Gutierrez Alea and .

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Jun 26, Hiram rated it it was ok Shelves: Cat rated it liked it Apr 26, To ask other readers questions about Strawberry and Chocolateplease sign up. Un libro que trata de la amistad entre Diego: Darina Georgieva rated it liked it Apr 24, Retrieved from ” https: Marc Bos rated it really liked it Dec 12, In one scene the two men escape to Diego’s rooftop to take in the beauty of their city.

It’s fascinating to see the differences between the original story and the script and then the differences between Paz’s script and the actual film. Retrieved October 14, Other articles you might like: Ik had het gevoel dat ik onvoldoende thuis was in de materie: Diego eventually decides to leave the country, but is unable to keep it a secret from David. Notes film critic Robert Ebert, the film is not “about the seduction of a body, but about the seduction of a mind.

The translator and Paz are chocolat incredibly defensive about queer criticism of the film without ever substantively addressing any of that criticism. Eleonora rated it it was ok Nov 29, He is also the author of plays, stories and novels, which have been translated into seven languages and published in anthologies around the world. Diego is immediately smitten by David, who “has a face of an angel.


The title refers to a comment made by Diego that immediately proves to David that Diego is gay when at Havana’s Coppelia ice cream parlor he chooses strawberry ice cream even though chocolate vastly more popular is available. It is more interested in politics than sex — unless you count Sexual Politicssince to be homosexual in Cuba is to make an anti-authoritarian statement whether you intend it or not.

He confesses his love for David, and reveals the fact that Diego didn’t deny rumors that he was in a relationship with David led to David’s false “outing” as a gay man. Hierdoor gaat ongetwijfeld veel van de waarde van de novelle verloren.

Although David initially chafes at the idea of being Diego’s “baby”, he decides to do so in order to relay information back to Miguel. There are many issues cleanly woven into this unique tapestry. Miguel Mendoza; sound editor: De schrijfstijl is puik en anders dan gewend, de twee protagonisten zijn aimabel genoeg en er is net voldoende onduidelij Ik had het gevoel dat ik onvoldoende thuis was in de materie: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Yet this is not a “gay” film.

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A Continental ProjectAustin, Texas, Ekaterina rated it really liked it Sep 21, We meet Diego, a flamboyant, gay man who spots the beautiful young David at an ice cream shop and sets out to woo him. David is a University student studying political science but is quite naive and unsophisticated. David’s homophobic classmate, Miguel Francisco Gattornoplans to use David to spy on Diego, a person whom they see as aberrant and dangerous to the Communist cause; Diego, for his part, initiates the friendship with sexual intentions, but David for the most part rejects his advances.


The story takes place in Havana, Cuba in Veel van waar naar expliciet verwezen werd was me dus onbekend en zelfs bij de hele setting van het verhaal kan ik me maar moeilijk iets voorstellen.

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After constantly reporting their activities to Miguel, David eventually ends up erupting, telling Miguel that Diego has principles despite his sexuality. Similar issue with the script.

Blij dat ik het gelezen heb en dat het aan mijn collectie is toegevoegd, maar het zal niet het werk zijn waar ik naar grijp als iemand mij iets te lezen vraagt tenzij die persoon erg weinig tijd zou hebben.

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As David spends more and more time with Diego, he argues with him about Communism, sexuality, and what is truly revolutionary. Senel Paz also wrote the screenplay for the film. Strawberry and Chocolate Spanish: