After 18 years living in Italy, Barbara Ramos returns to live in Cuba. In the town of Santa Clara, she discovers through the projects of family and friends what has changed in Cuba but also what has not and will likely never change. Shot over a period of three years – the time it took Barbara to build her dream house – RETURN TO CUBA chronicles her life after Fidel Castro era, in the wake of Raul Castro’s liberal reforms and the reconciliation with the United States of America. A light-hearted yet energetic movie positively demonstrating that finding happiness is possible again in today’s Cuba!
★★★ “RETURN TO CUBA paints an insightful insider’s view of the country, unlike the plethora of quaint travelogues or the oft-clichéd political analyses usually emanating from the country.” – Full review by Bill Brownstein, Montreal Gazette.