WHEN WE WERE HAPPY AND DIDN'T KNOW IT

By Kristina KONRAD

WELTFILM GMBH - as PROD

Documentary - Completed 2011

Moments with Maité Vera(81) - a cuban telenovela writer.

    • Year of production
    • 2011
    • Genres
    • Documentary, Biography, Family
    • Countries
    • GERMANY, CUBA
    • Languages
    • SPANISH
    • Director(s)
    • Kristina KONRAD
    • Writer(s)
    • Kristina KONRAD
    • Producer(s)
    • Kristina KONRAD (weltfilm GmbH)
    • Synopsis
    • Maité Vera (81) continues writing with passion, creating very special telenovelas which have made her a legend in Cuba. “The people want to dream. But I think you should dream with your feet on the ground. You can’t take off so high that you land on a cloud,” says Maité about her work, naming Brecht as her biggest teacher.
      Humberto, her son, lives with his family in Copenhagen, in exile. The film depicts how the different generations, with their own experiences and points of view, come together: discussions and conflicts become loud, humorous and resolved with tenderness, in the Cuban way.
      It’s not just in these moments that the film comes Maité very close. Also in Maité’s everyday life the camera remains an intimate witness.
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