A raw, fascinating drama about a woman in search of herself, with cinematic ellipses that accurately reflect the gaps in her memory.
An unexpected encounter with an unfamiliar woman rouses Marlene, a young single mother, from her unsatisfying routine. Inspired by the provocative verve shown by her new friend, Marlene takes a plunge into the unknown. Is this what a life without children and obligations could look like? But during Marlene’s quest for freedom, piecemeal images from her childhood begin to intrude more and more, reawakening a repressed childhood trauma. Deceived by her own perception of reality, Marlene is left with only a feeling of rage: rage at Ku-Ba.
Meet the director
Naira Cavero Orihuel
Naira Cavero Orihuel was born in Munich in 1988. She discovered her love of theater in Berlin, then turned to studying directing at the University of Television and Film Munich (HFF) and the Universidad del Cine in Buenos Aires in 2011. She shot numerous short films and received awards from the State of Bavaria and the New York Film Festival for her spec spots and promotional films. Her feature film debut, RAGE AT KUBA (2022), is her final project at the HFF.