Competition Narrative Shorts
DIRECTED BY LUCAS LEYVA
USA, 2011, 4 MIN
Narrated by a dying shark, this film metaphorically explores the Cuban American exile experience using captivating black-and-white imagery and snippets of Cuban film and literature.
Lucas Leyva (“Reinaldo Arenas”) is a filmmaker and playwright based out of Miami. He is the founder and Minister of the Interior for Borscht Corp. responsible for over 40 projects in 2011 and the Borscht Film Festival. Films have screened at Sundance, Tribeca, Cannes, and Slamdance. Music videos have premiered on Rolling Stone, NME, Stereogum, and were named top 10 of year by IFC.