Strawberry and Chocolate


1h 51m 1993

Brief Synopsis

A macho but naive and inexperienced youth who believes passionately in Communism and the Cuban Revolution, finds his values undergoing an unexpected transformation after being befriended by a cultured young homosexual who's an ardent critic of the Castro regime.

Film Details

Also Known As
Fresa y Chocolate, Fresa y chocolate 
MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Adaptation
Comedy
Drama
Political
Romance
Release Date
1993
Production Company
Instituto Cubano Del Arte E Industria Cinematograficos (Icaic)
Distribution Company
MIRAMAX; Alta Films; Bim Distribuzione; MIRAMAX; Metro Tartan Distributors; Miramax Home Entertainment; Norsk Filmdistribusjon; PathT International; Pathe Image; Prooptiki Greece; StudioCanal; Studiocanal; United International Pictures
Location
Mexico; Cuba; Spain

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 51m

Synopsis

A macho but naive and inexperienced youth who believes passionately in Communism and the Cuban Revolution, finds his values undergoing an unexpected transformation after being befriended by a cultured young homosexual who's an ardent critic of the Castro regime.

Crew

Adalberto Alvarez

Song ("A Bayamo En Coche")

Benito Amaro

Sound Effects

Georgina Balzaretti

Executive Producer

Frank Cabrera

Executive Producer

Juan Carlos

Hair Stylist

Ignacio Rene Ceron

Sound Rerecordist

Ignacio Cervantes

Songs ("Adios A Cuba" "Las Illusiones Perdidas" "Homenaje")

Ignacio Cervantes

Song Performer ("Las Illusiones Perdidas")

Nacho Cobo

Associate Producer

Violeta Cooper

Wardrobe Supervisor

Maria Elena Del Toro

Makeup

Osvaldo Donatien

Editor

Miriam Duenas

Costume Designer

Elio Duran

Hair Stylist

Frank Fernandez

Song Performer ("Adios A Cuba" "A La Antigua" "Interrumpida")

Javier Gonzalez

Location Manager

Orlando Gonzalez

Set Decorator

Ernesto Granandos

Camera Operator

Graciela Grossas

Makeup

Germinal Hernandez

Sound Designer

Germinal Hernandez

Sound

Mario Garcia Joya

Director Of Photography

Mario Garcia Joya

Camera Operator

Rolando Martinez

Editor

Miguel Mendoza

Executive Producer

Miguel Mendoza

Production Manager

Pablo Milanes

Song Performer ("Ya Ves")

Pablo Milanes

Song

Benny More

Song Performer ("Tu Me Sabes Comprender")

Juan Munoz

Associate Producer

Fernando O'reilly

Production Designer

Fernando O'reylly

Production Designer

Andres Ortega

Assistant Director

Senel Paz

From Short Story ("The Wolf, The Forest And The New Man")

Senel Paz

Screenwriter

Ileana Perez

Continuity

Ricardo Perez

Song ("Tu Me Sabes Comprender")

Robert Redford

Producer ("Presents")

Silvia Rodriguez

Sound Recordist

Rafael Rosales

Assistant Director

Mayra Segura

Assistant Director

Miriam Talavera

Editor

Jose Urfe

Song ("Fefita")

Giuseppe Verdi

Song ("D'Amor Sull'Ali Rose" From "Il Trovatore")

Roberto Vina

Assistant Director

Jose Maria Vitier

Music

Camilo Vives

Executive Producer

Film Details

Also Known As
Fresa y Chocolate, Fresa y chocolate 
MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Adaptation
Comedy
Drama
Political
Romance
Release Date
1993
Production Company
Instituto Cubano Del Arte E Industria Cinematograficos (Icaic)
Distribution Company
MIRAMAX; Alta Films; Bim Distribuzione; MIRAMAX; Metro Tartan Distributors; Miramax Home Entertainment; Norsk Filmdistribusjon; PathT International; Pathe Image; Prooptiki Greece; StudioCanal; Studiocanal; United International Pictures
Location
Mexico; Cuba; Spain

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 51m

Award Nominations

Best Foreign Language Film

1994

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the Silver Hugo award for best actor (Jorge Perugorria) at the 1994 Chicago International Film Festival.

Released in United States Winter January 20, 1995

Released in United States January 27, 1995

Expanded Release in United States February 3, 1995

Expanded Release in United States February 10, 1995

Expanded Release in United States February 17, 1995

Expanded Release in United States March 3, 1995

Expanded Release in United States March 10, 1995

Released in United States on Video November 14, 1995

Released in United States December 1993

Released in United States 1994

Released in United States February 1994

Released in United States March 1994

Released in United States September 1994

Released in United States October 1994

Released in United States 1995

Released in United States January 1995

Released in United States February 1995

Released in United States March 1995

Released in United States April 1997

Released in United States 1999

Shown at Havana International Film Festival December 1993.

Shown at Montreal World Film Festival (Hors Concours) August 25 - September 5, 1994.

Shown at New York Film Festival September 23 - October 9, 1994.

Shown at Vancouver International Film Festival September 30 - October 16, 1994.

Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (in competition) February 10-21, 1994.

Shown at X Festival de Cine Mexicano in Guadalajara March 1994.

Shown at Boston Film Festival September 9-22, 1994.

Shown at San Sebastian International Film Festival (Made In Spanish) September 15-24, 1994.

Shown at Mill Valley Film Festival October 6-16, 1994.

Shown at Chicago International Film Festival (in competition) October 6-23, 1994.

Shown at Portland International Film Festival February 17 - March 5, 1995.

Shown at International Gay & Lesbian Pride Film Festival in Tampa, FL September 29 - October 8, 1995.

Shown at International Film Festival of India (Filmotsav) in Bombay January 10-20, 1995.

Shown at Mardi Gras Film Festival in Sydney February 16-26, 1995.

Shown at Melbourne Queer Film & Video Festival March 17-26, 1995.

Shown at Chicago Latino Film Festival April 11-14, 1997.

Veteran Cuban helmer Juan Carlos Tabio took over for director Tomas Gutierrez Alea when the latter took ill during filming.

Released in United States Winter January 20, 1995

Released in United States January 27, 1995 (Los Angeles)

Expanded Release in United States February 3, 1995

Expanded Release in United States February 10, 1995

Expanded Release in United States February 17, 1995

Expanded Release in United States March 3, 1995

Expanded Release in United States March 10, 1995

Released in United States on Video November 14, 1995

Released in United States December 1993 (Shown at Havana International Film Festival December 1993.)

Released in United States 1994 (Shown at Montreal World Film Festival (Hors Concours) August 25 - September 5, 1994.)

Released in United States 1994 (Shown at New York Film Festival September 23 - October 9, 1994.)

Released in United States 1994 (Shown at Vancouver International Film Festival September 30 - October 16, 1994.)

Released in United States February 1994 (Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (in competition) February 10-21, 1994.)

Released in United States March 1994 (Shown at X Festival de Cine Mexicano in Guadalajara March 1994.)

Released in United States September 1994 (Shown at Boston Film Festival September 9-22, 1994.)

Released in United States September 1994 (Shown at San Sebastian International Film Festival (Made In Spanish) September 15-24, 1994.)

Released in United States January 1995 (Shown at Sundance Film Festival (Special Screenings) in Park City, Utah January 19-29, 1995.)

Released in United States 1995 (Shown at Portland International Film Festival February 17 - March 5, 1995.)

Released in United States 1995 (Shown at International Gay & Lesbian Pride Film Festival in Tampa, FL September 29 - October 8, 1995.)

Released in United States February 1995 (Shown at Mardi Gras Film Festival in Sydney February 16-26, 1995.)

Released in United States 1999 (Shown in New York City (Walter Reade Theater) as part of program "Revolution and Beyond: A Survey of Cuban Cinema" January 29 - February 25, 1999.)

Released in United States March 1995 (Shown at Melbourne Queer Film & Video Festival March 17-26, 1995.)

Released in United States October 1994 (Shown at Chicago International Film Festival (in competition) October 6-23, 1994.)

Released in United States April 1997 (Shown at Chicago Latino Film Festival April 11-14, 1997.)

Released in United States September 1994 (Shown at Telluride Film Festival September 2-5, 1994.)

Released in United States January 1995 (Shown at International Film Festival of India (Filmotsav) in Bombay January 10-20, 1995.)

Released in United States October 1994 (Shown at Mill Valley Film Festival October 6-16, 1994.)

Winner of a Silver Bear award at the 1994 Berlin International Film Festival.