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SANTA Y ANDRES Director Carlos Lechuga


Lechuga trained as a film director in the Instituto Superior de Arte (Higher Art Institute) in Cuba and continued studying in the International Film and TV School specializing in scriptwriting. His work as a director includes several short films like LOS BAÑISTAS (The Swimmers) and CUCA Y EL POLLO (Cuca and the Chicken), which received national and international awards. He has written the scripts for five feature films, among them: CLUB HABANA (Havana Club), which won the Unpublished Script Award at the International Non–Budget Film Festival: EL EDÉN PERDIDO (The Lost Eden), winner of the Audience Award at the First Festival of Films for Television in Malaga, Spain and PENUMBRAS (Penumbras)

MELAZA, his first feature film as a writer-director, premiered in Rotterdam and won several national and international awards along its festival tour. Among them, it was elected Best Latin American Feature at Málaga Film Festival, in Spain and in 2013 it also won the Newcomer of the Year Prize, Mannheim-Heidelberg International Film Festival’s main award.

SANTA & ANDRES is his latest feature.