STRAWBERRY AND CHOCOLATE, the story of a friendship between two very different Cuban men, is the most audience-friendly movie to date by Cuba's best-known director, Tomas Gutierrez Alea (MEMORIES OF UNDERDEVELOPMENT). Based on a prize-winning short story by Senel Paz, this surprisingly
slight film is a warm and fuzzy plea for tolerance that never becomes fully engaging.
David (Vladimir Cruz) is a political science student on the rebound from a failed romance. He is idealistic, serious, and deeply committed to the revolution. Diego (Jorge Perugorria) is a homosexual artist, hedonistic, flamboyant, naturally rebellious, and grappling with a troubled relationship o...