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LA Film Fest Exclusive: The Spirit of Borges Haunts Cuban-Shot 16mm Mystery ‘Sin Alas’ (Video)

LA Film Fest Exclusive: The Spirit of Borges Haunts Cuban-Shot 16mm Mystery 'Sin Alas' (Video)

Ben Chace’s LA Film Festival entry is the first American-directed narrative feature to be shot in Cuba since 1959. Below, TOH! reveals an exclusive first poster.

Part mystery, part ghost tale, “Sin Alas” finds a Borgesian writer named Luis Vargas in Cuba, in Centro Havana, in love with the revolution — and an elusive, young ballerina who’s married to a prominent military leader. The entanglement spins everyone’s lives out of control. 50 years later, Luis reads of her death in a newspaper, which startles him into revisiting the buried emotions of his youth.

Premiering in LAFF’s world fiction competition section, “Sin Alas” is written and directed by Chace and shot in 16mm by Sean Price Williams, one of the hottest indie cinematographers around (“Heaven Knows What,” and the films of Alex Ross Perry).

“Sin Alas” debuts at LAFF on June 11 and is currently seeking US distribution. You can watch the trailer here.

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