Jossie and Miguel Alonso’s move into their stately Havana home coincided with the arrival of the Cuban revolution. While almost all of their neighbors in the upper-class Vedado district left Cuba for exile, Miguel and Jossie remained, caring for each other and their house through five decades of social upheaval and challenging economic times. For them, the house was a sanctuary, and the last link to the life they had once known. Now a widow, Jossie still lives there, surrounded by her memories and the echoes of the past. A film about how the revolution changed everything — except the love between two people.
Winner of the Audience Award for Best Short Film at the 2017 Miami Film Festival.
Broadcast by PBS affiliates in Miami and Los Angeles in 2018.
Available to PBS affiliates nationwide via Wavelength.
Festival Selections/ Screenings
2017 AFI Docs Film Festival
2017 Newport Beach Film Festival
2017 Miami Film Festival
Running Time: 11:03
Director: Gaspar González
Executive Producer: Michael Sykes
Cinematographer: Richard Patterson
Location Sound: Diego Javier Figueroa Torres
Editor: Jorge Rubiera
Post Sound: Joel C. Hernandez
Music: Mickey de Grand IV