Before Night Falls

Before Night Falls Before Night Falls is a richly imagined journey into the life and writings of the brilliant Cuban author and exile Reinaldo Arenas. From his rural childhood and his early embrace of the Revolution to the persecution he would later experience as a writer and homosexual in Castro's Cuba; from his departure from Cuba in the Mariel Harbor exodus of 1980 to his exile and death in the United States.

It is a portrait of a man whose search for freedom — artistic, political, sexual — defied poverty, censorship, persecution, exile and death. Like Arenas' work, Before Night Falls combines passages of transporting imagination with urgent realism; in so doing, it embodies the creative ethos to which Arenas dedicated himself; transforming experience into unfettered expression.

16 No persons under 16
127 minutes

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CastJavier Bardem, Olivier Martinez, Andrea di Stefano, Johnny Depp, Sean Penn
DirectorJulian Schnabel
Formats VHS
SA DistributorSter-Kinekor

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