Newly restored, De Cierta Manera by Afro-Cuban director Sara Gómez is a fascinating docu-romance-drama and critical ethnographic study of a new couple, Yolanda and Mario. The filmmaker clearly assesses the complexities of intersectional, marginalised lives in 70s Cuba, with its ongoing issues of machismo, poverty, and racial discrimination. Gómez also beautifully supplements the film with a factual narrative that contextualises the relationship, the community, and the tensions of life in a new socialist society. This screening is followed by a pre-recorded discussion with Cuban and UK-based film academics and experts.

This film contains scenes of discriminatory language and brief sexual references.