Title: Before Night Falls
Director: Julian Schnabel
Cast: Javier Bardem, Johnny Depp, Olatz López Garmendia, Diego Luna, Sean Penn, Jerzy Skolimowski
Duration: 133 min.
Language: English | Spanish | Russian | French
Plot: Episodic look at the life of Cuban poet and novelist, Reinaldo Arenas, from his childhood in Oriente province to his death in New York City. He joins Castro’s rebels. By 1964, he is in Havana. He meets the wealthy Pepe, an early lover; a love-hate relationship lasts for years. His writing and homosexuality get him into trouble: he spends two years in prison, writing letters for other inmates and smuggling out a novel.