Dir: Paddy Breathnach | Ireland/Cuba | 2015 | 100 mins | Cert: 15A
Viva stars Héctor Medina as Jesus, a young hairdresser working at a Havana nightclub that showcases drag performers, who dreams of being a performer himself. Encouraged by his mentor, Mama (Luis Alberto García), Jesus finally gets his chance to take the stage. But when his estranged father Angel (Jorge Perugorría) abruptly reenters his life, his world is quickly turned upside down. As father and son clash over their opposing expectations of each other, Viva becomes a love story as the men struggle to understand one another and reconcile as a family.
The film was selected as the Irish entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 88th Academy Awards and made the December shortlist of nine films.
This film screening is followed by Mark O'Halloran in conversation with Seán Rocks at 8pm. For more information and pricing, please click here.