La Emboscada (The Ambush)


The Main 3 Thu, Jun 9, 2022 7:00 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$9.00 (+$2 online fee)
Members:$7.00 (no online fee)
Student:$6.00 (box office only)
Film Info
Original Title:La Emboscada
Program:Cuban Film Festival
Release Year:2014
Runtime:95 min
Print Source:Instituto Cubano del Arte e Industria (ICAIC)
Director:Alejandro Gil Alvarez
Producer:Rubén Carreño
Cinematographer:Carlos Rafael Solís Hernández
Screenwriter:Ernesto Daranas Serrano
Ania Molina
Editor:Fermíin Domínguez Fernández
Composer:Juan Antonio Leyva
Magda Rosa Galbán
Principal Cast:Patricio Wood
Tomás Cao
Caleb Casas. Armando Gómez


The Ambush dramatizes a tense stand-off between four surviving Cuban troops and opposing counterrevolutionary forces in Angola. Above all it is about the generational tensions within individuals and Cuban society reflected by their behavior when the soldiers are caught in an ambush by guerilla units aiding the South African Army in its attack on the post-colonial Angola government of the MPLA, which Cuba was helping to defend.

A discussion will take place following the screening.

About Minnesota Cuban Film Festival

The 13th Minnesota Cuban Film Festival (MCFF) features films that address the achievements and challenges of the Cuban people through the eyes of its filmmakers. The festival highlights diverse and challenging films of social change, human struggle and the boldness of the human spirit. Every Thursday at 7PM, May 26-June 30, 2022


Instituto Cubano del Arte e Industria Cinematográficos