Visual Culture: The Best Caribbean Films of 2016


Memories of a Penitent Heart, by filmmaker Cecilia Aldarondo (Puerto Rico)

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This highly-personal film tells the story of Cecilia’s uncle, Miguel, whose death was a closely-held family secret. She eventually finds his lover, who has since become a priest, and tries to get his side of the story, in an attempt to work through this family conflict. Premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival, Memories of a Penitent Heart is in the midst of a busy festival run.