Alice in Wondertown

Original title: (Alicia en el pueblo de Maravillas)
Cuba, 1990, 93 min, color
In Spanish; English subtitles

Alice is a drama teacher who goes on a cultural mission to a small town where the most bizarre occurrences are commonplace. Alice discovers that the town's population is made up of officials and workers who have been fired for violation of minor or illusiory rules, and now cannot find their way out of this strange town. Mirrors become doors, circus animals walk the streets – it seems anything can happen, and everyone except Alice seems resigned to the situation.


Inspired by Lewis Carroll's classic tale, this film is both an absurdist comedy and an allegory with a dark political undercurrent. One of the most controversial films in the history of Cuba, Alice in Wondertown was awarded the Freedom Prize at the 1991 Berlin Film Festival.


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Alice in Wondertown

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