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Havana Glasgow Film Festival

El Techo / The Roof

Sun 21 November 2021

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A young woman with a worried expression on the phone stands amongst sheets hanging on a washing line.

El Techo

Three young friends with their own ambitions meet up each day to talk about their lives. Bored and looking for a better future, they decide to set up their own business with what few resources they have. The pursuit of their dream doesn’t come without a cost but this ultimately leads them to a new maturity.

Filmed entirely on the rooftops of Havana, El Techo takes an unprejudiced look at the young generation as they grapple with the socio-economic changes and challenges of contemporary Cuba.

Patricia Ramos I Cuba-Nicaragua 2016 I 1h15m I Spanish with English subtitles I Fiction I N/C PG


Tres jóvenes amigos con sus propias aspiraciones se encuentran cada día para hablar de sus vidas. Aburridos y buscando un mejor futuro, deciden crear su propio negocio con los pocos recursos que tienen. La persecución de sus sueños tiene un precio, pero al final, alcanzan una nueva madurez.

Grabado completamente en los tejados de la Habana, El Techo explora sin prejuicios la generación de jóvenes en su lucha con los cambios y desafíos socio-económicos de la Cuba contemporánea.

Havana Glasgow Film Festival

Celebrating Cuban film and culture in Havana’s twin city of Glasgow

Our seventh edition focuses on the resourcefulness and extraordinariness of Cuba during one of the toughest points in its history in a hybrid Festival of online and live screenings.

Highlights include a Friday evening programme of films and discussion relating to Cuba’s unique approach to sustainability. Rebecca Heidenberg, Director of Queens of the Revolution will join us for a live streamed Q&A on Sunday night to discuss her portrait of a cultural centre that paved the road for LGBTQ+ rights in Cuba. Our featured director this year is acclaimed filmmaker Arturo Sotto and we will screen four of his films including the film noir Nido de Mantes / Mantis Nest.

Online Festival Passes, costing £15 / £7.50 allow access to all our online films, with an additional cost of £0/£2/£4/£6/£8 for live events at CCA on a pay-what-you-can basis.

For full programme details, visit our website

Venue Guidance

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5:00pm — 6:15pm


14+ accompanied by an adult


Tickets: Sliding scale: £0/£2/£4/£6/£8

Booking fee: 10% booking fee


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Wheelchair accessible

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Tickets no longer available

Additional info:

Spanish with English subtitles / Español con subtítulos en inglés