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Azúcar amarga

Azúcar amarga

Bitter Sugar

102 minutes

Video in Spanish with English subtitles, DVD in Spanish with optional English subtitles.

Spanish Lesson Plan

Introduce your students to the powerful and poignant story of "Azúcar Amarga" (Bitter Sugar) with our comprehensive Spanish lesson plan. Directed by Leon Ichaso, this film provides a visceral look at contemporary Cuba, making it an excellent tool for language learning and cultural exploration.

"Azúcar Amarga" is an impassioned love story set against the political and economic tensions of Havana. Gustavo, an idealistic young Communist with a glorified vision of Castro's regime, falls in love with Yolanda, a disenchanted dancer who longs to escape to Miami. As Gustavo's idealism is challenged by the harsh realities around him, his rebellious musician brother injects himself with the AIDS virus in protest, and his father realizes he earns more as a bar-room pianist in a tourist hotel than as a doctor. This stark and energizing film highlights the complexities of life in Cuba through personal and political lenses.

Using "Azúcar Amarga" in your classroom enhances language skills while providing profound insights into Cuban culture and political struggles. This lesson plan includes structured activities, discussion questions, and cultural notes to enrich the learning experience. Explore our comprehensive film-based lesson plans and engage your students in meaningful ways. IMDB

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Director: Leon Ichaso

Cast: René Lavan, Mayte Vilán, Miguel Gutiérrez

Audio: Video in Spanish with English subtitles, DVD in Spanish with optional English subtitles.

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