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American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese
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Modern Languages and Literatures
In this paper I examine the trilogy of Spanish-language films directed by Cuban exile León Ichaso: El super (1979), Azúcar amarga (1996), and Paraíso: Freedom is Murder (2009). The profound sense of loss that Ichaso must have experienced when he left Cuba at the age of fourteen comes through in his films, which portray life after the Cuban Revolution as a loss of paradise both for those who have left Cuba, as well as for those who still live on the island.
Orf, Amy S., "Paradise Lost: Cuban Exile Filmmaker León Ichaso" (2016). Conference Presentations. Paper 141.