From her tiny office overlooking the U.S. Interests Section, 58-year old Lourdes counsels thousands of Cubans seeking a U.S. travel visa. She coaches them on answering tricky questions, fine-tuning their stories so they have a better chance of succeeding. They come from every walk of life and from all over Cuba to unveil their own life stories at the “Oficina del amor” (Office of Love), as she’s baptized it.

Despite helping others to travel, she has never been able to visit her own mother, son, brothers, grandsons, and nephews in Florida. After a long wait, Lourdes’ time has finally come: her interview is set. Her dream to visit her dying mother, who emigrated during the sixties, has never been so close. Will she be able to travel and finally overturn her destiny of forced separation.


Festival Latino Americano Rotterdam 2017 MICGenero - Muestra Internacional de Cine con Perspectiva de Genero - Veracruz,, Messico 2017 Muestra de Cine Latinoamericano en Punta Arenas - Cile Mención Honorosa 2017 Docs Valencia - Spagna 2017 Miradas DOC - Giua de Isoria, Spagna Mencion Documental Nacional 2017 Escales Documentaires La Rochelle - Francia 2016 Festival Documental, la América Latina por la Imagen - Lione Mention Spéciale 2016 Le Mois du Film Documentaire - Francia 2016 SE'_Cine - Muestra de Cine Europeo Ciudad de Segovia - Spagna 2016 DocsMX - Festival Internacional de Cine Documental de la Ciudad de Mexico 2016 Premi MON·DOC - Montaverner, Spagna 2016 Un'Estate al Cinema - Torino 2016 Cinalfama Lisbon International Film Awards 2016 Festival Biarritz Amerique Latine - Francia 2015 Festival Internazionale del Documentario Visioni dal Mondo - Milano Nomination Best Film 2015


Lourdes Gonzales Rosabal
Enit Abreu Gomez
Produced by Progetto Cataclisma (Italia) and 15-L. Films (Spagna)
Adrià Lahuerta, Carlota Coloma, Paola Ciocca
Soundtrack: Selva de Mar

RegiaNiccolò Bruna GenresDocumentary, Feature film, migranti, Social documentary Length 87' Year 2015 Country Italy, Spain Format HD, 16:9 colore Tag 15-L.Films S.A. / Cuba / donne / lgbtqi+ / migrazioni / Niccolò Bruna / Progetto Cataclisma