In a quiet Cuban village, Leonel, an introspective boy, contemplates change as his older friend Antuán moves to the city.


Hot summer has come in their tiny village in the Cuban countryside, Leonel and Antuán intimately explore their universe far from adults. With a considerable difference in age, their unique friendship is torn between games and fights, conversations about everyday life, existentialist questions, simple pleasures and boredom.

As his older friend is drawn to the busy life of the city, Leonel is forced
to examine his life and place in the world.

While the Cuban society is going through a transitional period, the two friends also come to a crossroads.

Festivales y premios

World Premier: 69th Berlin International Film Festival
Generation KPlus

22th Festival de Málaga. Cine En Español
Competencia oficial de documental
Biznaga de plata – Premio del público

CPH:DOX 2019
Highlights section

Sheffield Doc/Fest 2019
Official Competition


Berlinale 69 — Glashütte Original Doc Award


Directed by: Pablo Briones
Co-directed by: Jace Freeman y Sean Clark
Produced by: Benjamin Poumey, Estephania Bonnett Alonso, Jace Freeman, Sean Clark

D.O.P: Jace Freeman
Sound: Sean Clark
Editor: Damián Plandolit
Sound design: Riccardo Studer
Original Music: Pablo Garmón

Technical Information

90 minutes
Subtítles: french / english / german
Shooting format: 2k
Screening format: dcp 2k / hd
Sound: 5.1 / 2.0
Web: http://baracoa.Film/

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