The Foam of Days

(La espuma de los días)
Fernando Timossi | Drama, Fiction

2019 | 108 minutes | Cuba, Mexico

Five years in the making, this Cuban story is about camaraderie, friendship, and the human being who lives daily in a reality that conditions him, but does not determine him.


A man released from prison seeks to recover his old friends and lost love, while threatened by his victim’s brother whom he killed involuntarily. This film tells the story of four friends, inseparable since childhood, in the Casablanca district of old Havana. Their friendship will be battered by difficult trials, but the tragedy will only strengthen their bond: after all, they are like brothers. A dramatic comedy that shows us with splendor the young people and Cuba of today.

Five years in the making, this Cuban story is about camaraderie, friendship, and the human being who lives daily in a reality that conditions him, but does not determine him.


"We are in front of a director who deserves a pause to see what he has to say about us and about himself; because he includes himself as a conscious Cuban who speaks of an era, of fellow generations, and luckily different, without falling into an easy exhibition at the level of parliament and without giving up the appropriate mischief and peculiarity." — Daniel Céspedes, Cubacine

"Sincere and witty... [it] is a film not so much nationalistic and, of course, not jingoistic, but Cuban; a film where Timossi takes care of the situational or contextual." — Daniel Céspedes, Cubacine

Main credits

Timossi, Fernando (film director)
Timossi, Fernando (screenwriter)
Egusquiza, Frank (actor)
Pauls, Gastón (actor)
Reyes, Hugo (actor)
Ledesma, Lieter (actor)
Moya, Adriana (film producer)

Other credits

Cinematography, Fernando Timossi; editor, Alberto Ponce; music, Alejandro Bonzon, Noel Alejandro Gutiérrez.

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Havana Film Festival - Special Mention Award
Rencontres du Cinéma Sud-Américain

DIRECTOR: Fernando Timossi


YEAR: 2019

GENRE: Drama, Fiction


COLOR / B&W: Color

GRADE LEVEL: High School, College, Adults



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