On the Roof

Sun 24 Sep @ Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre

On the rooftops of Havana is an alternative city full of life, character and possibility.

Yasmani, Vito and Anita gather daily to pass the time sharing dreams and making plans. When they set up their own business for locals, they learn more about themselves than they ever expected.

Winner: 2017 Cine Las Americas International Film Festival, Jury Award for Best Narrative Feature

Australian Premiere, Feature, Cuba/Nicaragua, 2016, Dir. Patricia Ramos , 75 min, Spanish with English Subtitles  

Casula Powerhouse 24 Sep @ 4pm


on-the-roof-director-patricia-ramosFeature Director BIO – Patricia Ramos

Patricia Ramos has a Bachelor in Spanish Studies from the Havana University and a Bachelor in Screenwriting from the International School of Cinema and TV, San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba (EICTV). She has facilitated scriptwriting workshop in Argentina, Brazil, Cuba, Costa Rica and Venezuela. In 2009 she directed the documentary Ampárame from the TV series History of Cuban Music. She has directed two short films, The Courtyard of my Home (2007) and Nana (2004).

Featured Short Film
Pequeño manifiesto en contra del cine solemne/ Little manifesto against solemn cinema

Short, Argentina 2017, Dir: Roberto Porta, 14 mins, Universidad del Cine

A trivial story about two people that meet at a party and spend the night together, told in the most pretentious, most poetic, but above all, most solemn way possible.