Magnolia Pictures won’t be releasing Paddy Breathnach’s “Viva” until February 2016, but Indiewire is excited to tease the upcoming film with a new exclusive poster. The film played at the Telluride Film Festival earlier this year and was selected as the Irish entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 88th Academy Awards.
Set in Cuba, the drama stars Hector Madina as Jesus, a hairdresser for a troupe of drag performers in Havana who dreams of being a performer himself. When he finally gets his chance to be on stage, a stranger emerges from the crowd and punches him in the face. The stranger is his father Angel (Jorge Perugorría), a former boxer who has been absent from his life for 15 years. As father and son clash over their opposing expectations of each other, “Viva” becomes a story of reconnection as the men struggle to understand one another and become a family again. Luis Alberto García and Luis Manuel Álvarez co-star.
Magnolia Pictures will release the film in theaters February 5, 2016. “Viva” will also screen as part of Sundance’s Spotlight section this January. Check out the exclusive poster below.