Green Green

A theatrical two-hander about a cocky bisexual sailor and the macho man he takes home.

With:
With: Hector Noas, Carlos Miguel Caballero.

Cuban writer-director Enrique Pineda Barnet (“The Beauty of the Alhambra,” the screenplay of “I Am Cuba”) tackles the intertwined themes of homophobia and machismo in “Green Green,” a theatrical two-hander about a cocky bisexual sailor and the macho man he takes home. Visually, and to an extent thematically, the film leans heavily on Fassbinder’s “Querelle,” though Pineda’s main concern is to show how not-too-latent homosexual desire can morph into anti-gay violence. Beyond the usual queer suspects, this well-played but familiar pic has an outside chance of pickups in Spanish-language territories.

The erotically charged opening is set in a sleazy harbor bar where clean-shaven gambler Carlos (Carlos Miguel Caballero) is being eyed by hunky naval nurse Alfonso (Hector Noas, whose muscled body and trimmed facial hair suggest an escapee from a Jean Paul Gaultier ad). Before long, they’re alone in Alfonso’s spacious port-view pad, where it emerges that Carlos’ fear of/yearning for penetration is a double-edged sword. With its heavy dose of religious imagery and scenes of Carlos fleeing the crime scene intercut throughout, the film looks and feels like a 1970s relic, though its message remains potent.

Green Green

Cuba

Production: An Iciac presentation and production in association with Ibermedia. Produced by Santiago Llapur Milian. Executive producers, Isabel Prendes, Antonio Hens. Directed, written by Enrique Pineda Barnet.

Crew: Camera (color), Raul Rodriguez Cabrera; editor, Pedro Suarez; music, Juan Pinera; production designer, Nieves Laferte; costume designer, Gabriel Hierrezuolo. Reviewed at Cannes Film Festival (market), May 21, 2012. Running time: 76 MIN.

With: With: Hector Noas, Carlos Miguel Caballero.

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