Loving Out Loud

World Premiere

DIRECTED BY Carles Bosch, Nabil Bellahsene, Elvira Gálvez, Sara Rancaño, José M. Restrepo

Country: Cuba, Spain
Language: Spanish
Subtitles: English
Original Title: El día de los conectados

Running Time: 24min
Film Year: 2019
Category: IMDbPro Short Film Award

Most Cubans have large parts of their family and friends living abroad. To stay in touch, long distance calls are too expensive, and only few people in the island have internet connection at home. But recently, Wi-Fi connections have been set up in main squares in every town in the country, where citizens gather at all hours of the day to use their cellphones and laptops to hear and see their loved ones.

The popular Plaza de la Iglesia in San Antonio de los Baños is no exception, and people of all ages and backgrounds not only share the Wi-Fi and the wooden benches, but also their private conversations. And what happens on a special day like St. Valentine’s Day, or as Cubans call it, The Day of Love and Friendship?

“Loving Out Loud” is an honest and moving documentary that captures the excitement happiness, eroticism, longing and sadness of the callers, as well as their renewed hopes, portraying the magic that a shared moment on a special day can bring.


LOVING OUT LOUD screens with ERROL FLYNN’S GHOST: HOLLYWOOD IN HAVANA 

credits

Director: Carles Bosch, Nabil Bellahsene, Elvira Gálvez, Sara Rancaño, José M. Restrepo
Producer: Daryl Valdés, Alejandro Barceló
Screenwriter: Carles Bosch
Executive Producer: Susana Molina, Tono Felguera, Sergi Moreno, Ariadna Dot
Production Company: Escuela Internacional de Cine y Televisión de San Antonio de los Baños

Cinematographer: Sofía Amadori
Editor: Jorge Gómez, Sofía Amadori



Carles Bosch, Nabil Bellahsene, Elvira Gálvez, Sara Rancaño, José M. Restrepo

Carles Bosch is from Barcelona, Spain. His feature documentary Cuban Rafters (Balseros) (2002), co-directed with Josep M. Domenech, was an official selection of the Miami Film Festival and nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary. Other films include Septembers (2007), also an official selection of the Miami Film Festival and received a Special Jury Prize for Best Documentary.

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