Before Night Falls (2000)

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Biopic of author and exile Reinaldo Arenas, covering the full spectrum of the writer's life: from his childhood in rural Cuba and his early embrace of the Revolution under Castro, to his persecution as a homosexual and eventual flight of freedom to America, where he spent his final years. The film celebrates Arenas's quest for freedom - sexual, political and, of course, artistic - and his determination to defy the poverty and persecution into which he was born.