Director Patricia Ramos and El Techo

Director Patricia Ramos and El Techo, a 2017 official selection.

International, Narrative / Cuba, Nicaragua / 2016 / Drama, Society, Women In Film, Youth / 75 mins / Spanish with English subtitles / Color / BD / West Coast Premiere Premiere

Description

Patricia Ramos shows us what it’s like to dream from the rooftops in Cuba.

Three young friends, Yasmani, Vito and Anita, gather on a roof in Havana every day in the midst of boredom decide to set up their own business in this heart-warming drama. The cost of this dream, ultimately, will lead them to personal maturity and certain happiness.

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En el centro de La Habana, sobre una azotea, tres jóvenes amigos -Yasmani, Vito y Anita, se reúnen día a día para contarse historias y sueños, tratando de que el tiempo pase sin notarse. En medio del aburrimiento, sin apenas recursos y soñando con la prosperidad, deciden armar un negocio propio. El precio de este sueño los conducirá finalmente a la madurez personal, no exenta de cierta felicidad.


Director’s Bio

Patricia Ramos has a Bachelor in Spanish Studies from the Havana University and a Bachelor in Screenwriting from the International School of Cinema and TV, San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba (EICTV). She has facilitated scriptwriting workshop in Argentina, Brazil, Cuba, Costa Rica and Venezuela. In 2009 she directed the documentary Ampáramefrom the TV series History of Cuban Music. She has directed two short films, The Courtyard of my Home (2007) and Nana (2004).