La edad de la peseta | The Silly Age
Pavel Giroud

Cuba, Spain, Drama, 2006           
90 min, 35mm, Color           
Spanish with English subtitles

Regal Metropolitan 14
Wednesday, April 23, 8 PM
Mature audiences

Boy eating meal

La edad de la peseta – a common Cuban phrase that refers to the period right before entering adolescence – is a quirky, surprising, coming-of-age film.  Set in Havana in 1958, on eve of the triumph of the Revolution, ten-year-old Samuel has just arrived in town with his recently divorced mother.  They take up residence in the house of his eccentric grandmother Violeta, and Samuel is introduced to a new, mysterious world where he finds himself an adult in comparison to his childlike mother.

Pavel Giroud was born in Havana in 1971.  He graduated from the Escuela de Instructores de Arte with a major in Theatre Direction in 1991.  He continued his studies in the film institute at San Antonio de los Baños, where he specialized in Film Direction.  He has written and directed shorts, commercials, music videos, and documentaries, as well as feature length narratives.  He has won the Premio Caracol from the National Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba (UNEAC) for his work multiple times.

Producers: Camilo Vives, Jaume Roures, Delfina Catala, Mayra Segura           
Production Companies: ICAIC, Mediapro, Alter Producciones
Screenwriter: Arturo Infante           
Cinematographer: Luis Najmias Jr.           
Editor: Lester Hamlet
Music by: Ulises Hernández           
Cast: Mercedes Sampietro, Esther Cardoso, Iván Carreira, José Angel Egido, Carla Paneca, Susana Tejera, Claudia Valdés