PLÁSTICO

PLÁSTICO

Plastic
Sisell Morell | Cuba | Documentary | 2018 | 26 min

SYNOPSIS


Two resourceful mates leave Havana to take the highways and byways of hawking. They criss-cross the Cuban countryside, going door to door, to flog Tupperware. They have the gift of the gab and wrap up their plastic boxes in a constant flow of words. Their small business unveils a Cuban reality off the beaten path through a humorous story of friendship.

Español

Dos compañeros ingeniosos se van de La Habana para tomar las carreteras y caminos de venta ambulante. Cruzan el campo cubano, yendo de puerta en Puerta con sus contenedores de plástico. Tienen el don del vendedor y envuelven sus cajas de plástico en un flujo constante de palabras. Su pequeño negocio revela una realidad cubana fuera de lo común a través de una historia de humor y amistad.


DIRECTOR

Sissel Morell Dargis was born to Lithuanian/Spanish parents in Copenhagen where she studied Film and Media Science, before moving to Cuba to study at the film school Escuela Internacional de Cine y Televisión. Her documentaries focus on themes such as immigration in youth, gang and community dynamics, always with magical or atypical religious elements. Balloon Wars, shot in Brazil, will be her first feature which she participated with at IDFAcademy, CPH:DOX Forum and Hot Docs 2018.