Director : Simon Jaikiriuma Paetau
Year : 2011
Every weekend at an illegal drag show in a suburb of Havana, Sebastián, a 17-year-old Cuban teenager, transforms into “Mila Caos”. He suffers from his mother’s indifference and dreams that one day she will see him on stage.
For PARALLEL MADNESS, this film stood out at the 18th Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival. Shot on 35mm – it’s a real treat.
Read more about the German-Columbian filmmaker Paetau’s intentions behind the film here.
Just in case you wanted to go searching for that awesome song at the end, here’s Lo Material by Elena Burke. It’s also included on the PARALLEL MADNESS’ gargantuan movie-related Spotify playlist, CULT FICTION.
And what seems to be the original music video for the song.