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SFFILM Festival

Cuban Dancer

Directed by Roberto Salinas

Italy | Documentary | 98

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Film Available to Stream

Fri, Apr 9 at 12:01 am – Sun, Apr 18 at 11:59 pm PST


Co-presented by the San Francisco Dance Film Festival


At 15, Alexis is a promising dancer at Havana’s Cuban National Ballet School. Confident in his abilities, Alexis already envisions a future of stardom. But when his family joins his sister in Florida, Alexis’s joy at their reunion is tempered by the need to start over in an alien environment. Shot over five years, this captivating, coming-of-age documentary soars on tremendous dance sequences and Alexis’s immense talent as he leaps toward his destiny. Recommended for ages 11 and up.

Director Roberto Salinas

Italian-Nicaraguan documentary filmmaker Roberto Salinas is a director, writer, producer, and director of photography. He previously made The Troublemaker, Behind the Scenes at the United Nations (2014).


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Film Details

Language Spanish, English

Year 2020

Premiere California

Runtime 98

Country Italy/Canada, Chile

Director Roberto Salinas

Producer Paul Cadieux, Fernando Lataste

Executive Producer Simone Catania

Editor Abrahahm Lifshitz, Piero Lassandro, Armando Duccio Ventriglia

Cinematographer Roberto Salinas

Music Caroline Chaspoul, Eduardo Henriquez