VIVA ★★★★

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - SEVEN DAYS | FILM -

Di­rected by Paddy Breath­nach Star­ring Hec­tor Me­d­ina, Jorge Peru­gor­ria, Luis Al­berto Gar­cia, Laura Ale­man, Luis Manuel Al­varez, Paula Ali, Jorge Martinez, Luis An­gel Batista Eye-wa­ter­ingly gor­geous drama (Me­d­ina) con­cern­ing a young hair­dresser who yearns to be­come a drag artist in con­tem­po­rary Ha­vana. There are no huge sur­prises in the pas­sage of the two key sto­ries - strug­gles with his dad and strug­gles with his art - but Breath­nach, di­rec­tor of the much-loved I Went Down, con­firms a gift for mod­u­lat­ing the ac­tion to­wards a big fin­ish. The first Ir­ish film ever to be short-listed for the best for­eign lan­guage Os­car jus­ti­fies that hon­our. 15A cert, lim­ited re­lease, 100 min DC

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