Migrant and Diasporic Cinema in Contemporary Europe

Migrant and Diasporic Cinema in Contemporary Europe

Sobreviviré / I Will Survive

Alfonso Albacete and David Menkes(1999)


Genre: Comedy, Drama
Language: Spanish (English subtitles)

This film is available as a DVD in the Project Library at Royal Holloway, University of London

Energetic urban story centred on the uplifting relationship that develops between a Spanish single mother and a slightly older but very vivacious Cuban babysitter. Another strain of the plot follows the eventually-failed romantic relationship between the single mother and a Spanish gay young man. Lively soundtrack by Paco Ortega.

Keywords: Spanish immigration film; Spanish Americans (Cubans) in Spain; inter-racial friendship; female friendship; motherhood; homosexuality; alternative family.

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