Defiant Souls
(Insumisas)

Sunday August 23rd 2020, 7:00 pm

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Runtime: 94 mins

Language: Spanish w/ English Subtitles

Director: Fernando Pérez and Laura Cazador

Country: Cuba/Switzerland, 2018

Genre: Drama, Mystery, Suspense

Defiant Souls is based on the true story of a woman who, disguised as a man, became the first female surgeon in Latin America. In the early 19th century, Swiss doctor Enrique Faber (Sylvie Testud at her best) travels to Cuba to search for his son, who is said to have been killed in a slave uprising. The local population is jealous of Faber's success as a surgeon and his marriage to Juana, an attractive outsider. Before long, rumors spread regarding his high-pitched voice and his gentle features, and a drama of epic proportions unfolds around one of the most scandalous cases in Cuban colonial history.

Highlights

Honors -

WINNER - Best Narrative Runner Up
- OUTshine LGBTQ+ Film Festival, Fort Lauderdale Edition
NOMINEE - Best Film
- Havana Film Festival
NOMINEE - Best Iberoamerican Film
- Malaga Spanish Film Festival