Former lovers Olivia and Hector meet at a bar after 30 years. They discuss memories of being stranded on an island while exiling to the States, on a raft, from Cuba. As they argue over the truth of events leading to a horrific act, we flashback to the island in a Rashomon-style debate.

Director’s Vision for ‘Love and Hunger’

This story is meant to reflect on how personal relationships are strained, broken, or deepened through times of chaos and fear. It comes from a strong urge to work past the differences between myself and the people I love.
By making the story about an immigrant couples’ perilous journey and how their relationship gets affected, I hope to connect with anyone from an immigrant family. Which is most of the country at the moment. My cast and myself are all Cuban so it feels natural to make the character specifics of the immigrant couple be Cuban.