Before receiving international acclaim with Strawberry and Chocolate, Juan Carlos Tabío’s wicked humor took on 1980’s Cuba in Plaff!. Concha, a superstitious widow, suddenly finds that someone is throwing eggs at her house. Unhappy with her son’s recent marriage and aggravated by the egg-tossing felon, Concha lashes out as tension builds. On the cusp of the fall of the Berlin Wall, Tabío’s quirky satire takes aim at Cuban society, with its target encompassing everything from the government to the very process of filmmaking itself.
runtime: 92m format: 35mm