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Roberto Escobar, interview with Lilo Vilaplana and part of the Cast

Plantados has moved to the beautiful Island of Puerto Rico, where the second stage of production was carried out, specifically in one of the most historic places on the island, the Castillo de San Cristobal. This place has wide exterior plans where the image can be recreated in a great way and it is a location that brings total veracity to the film. “I thank the political prisoners who have...
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Exile strikes back: film on the horror of Castro’s prisons shot in Miami

A film inspired by the Cuban political prisoners known as Plantados is shot in Miami on a high budget financed by Spanish-based Cuban businessman Leopoldo Fernández Pujals. BY PEDRO PORTAL There are moments that a prisoner never forgets: the day he loses his freedom and those dreadful hours when he is tortured. Angel de Fana was imprisoned on September 10, 1962. He was accused of being the mastermind of a violent...
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Shooting begins on Plantados, the film telling what hundreds of Cubans experienced in Castro’s prisons

Lilo Vilaplana, the film’s director, says that his goal is to turn this project into a historical document that represents a legacy that will be left to two generations. The film is expected to be released in mid-2020. Source: www.univision.com
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The cap of the Cuban film Plantados is shown in Havana

The promotional cap for the film shot in Miami, which tells the story of Cuban political prisoners who in the 1960s refused to bow down to their Castroite torturers in prison, circulated around the Cuban capital and was placed next to popular monuments and statues in the city. “Plantados is not just a word, it’s not just a slogan, Plantados is an era, Plantados is an epic, Plantados is a...
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In the spotlight with Irene Díaz, Plantados Lilo Vilaplana’s latest film

A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone, and feel the charm of existence in this spot, which was created for the bliss of souls like mine. I am so happy, my dear friend, so absorbed in the exquisite sense of mere tranquil existence, that I neglect my talents. I should be...
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A glance at the making of the film Plantados – América TeVé

This is the recording set of the film Plantados, where they show one of the strongest and unreleased scenes of the film, all of them based on true stories. Plantados narrates the raw testimonies of political prisoners who suffered first-hand the usual torture and humiliation in Cuban prisons under the Castro regime. “Everything in this film is totally true regarding people like me who spent many years in prison and...
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Película Plantados | Gilberto Reyes

Gilberto Reyes starred in a film on Cuban political prisoners

He is starring in a film about the plantados, which is the name given to Cuban political prisoners who reject the authority of their jailers. BY CORTESÍA In recent years Gilberto Reyes has stood out more as a presenter, but he returns to acting with a resounding project: the film Plantados, directed by the prestigious Lilo Vilaplana. The film tells the story of Cuban political prisoners who rebelled against their jailers, which...
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Frank Egusquiza is Lieutenant Mauricio in the film Plantados

By Luis Berrios/ Newspaper El Sol The young Cuban actor, Frank Egusquiza is pleased with his first antagonistic role in the film Plantados. He gives life to the character of Lieutenant Mauricio. The film directed by Cuban filmmaker Lilo Vilaplana, which recreates the harsh reality of political prisoners, the torture and hunger they are subjected to in Cuban prisons by the Castro regime, was shot last Wednesday and Thursday, December...
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Plantados film release announced for March 2020

The feature film Plantados, dedicated to the political prisoners’ heroism who never accepted “rehabilitation” programs in Cuban prisons, will be released in March 2020, according to the announcement of its director Lilo Vilaplana. In exclusive interview with CIberCuba, Vilaplana –who wrote the script together with writer Ángel Santiesteban– said he was highly satisfied with the acting level, which he considers “well balanced”, and which is part of a shooting that...
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