Waiting For Berta 2013

Laimir Fano

Two Miami women in their eighties rekindle a blood feud that dates back fifty years and ninety miles to revolution-era Cuba.

Laimir Fano created this film for Borscht 8.

PREMIERE

Milano International Film Festival, 2013

PRESS

"[One of] the Five Best Films from Borscht 8" - Complex

"Rank[s] among the festival’s strongest offerings…. Laimir Fano’s film is chock full of humor… and there’s enough mystery as to how they know each other and what the problem between them might be to draw you into watching further." - Ain’t It Cool News

SCREENINGS

Milano International Film Festival, 2013
Viequez International Film Festival, 2016 (Winner, Best Director; Best Actress)
Key West Film Festival, 2013
Maryland Film Festival, 2013
Milwaukee Film Festival, 2013
Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival, 2013

GIFS

CREDITS

Borscht Corp presents

Waiting for Berta

a film by Laimir Fano

writer/director: Laimir Fano


executive producer: Lucas Leyva


producers: Arly Montes, Jonathan David Kane


adela: Magali Boix


berta: Olga Flora


boy: Yoammel Guisao


cashier: Liset Jimenez


mother: Delia Gutierrez


director of photography: Daniel Fernandez


first ad: Rafael Herrera


second ad: Steve Bond


talent wrangler: Roccio Guevara


key production assistant: Allen Grover


production assistant: Lushun Ferryman


b camera operator: Juan Camilo Barriga


first ac: Sean Lunski


second ac: Dbarly Nicolas


gaffer: Chris Hill


key grip: Omar Miller


grip: Nick Orsini


art director: Tom Criswell


prop master: Carlos Zuluaga


props: Xavier Cortes


stylist: Cori Mizrahi


wardrobe assistant: Bianca Alarcon


hair/makeup: Obi Reyes, Fiorela Viloria


sound: Mike Harvey, Kyle Webber, Jillian Mayer


sound post: Jonathan David Kane


editor: Laimir Fano


extras: Jose Jacho, Adam Ganuza, Karel Munoz, Lesley Canal, Iscilla Carolyn, Rocio Guevara, Allan Hernandez, Arielle Castillo, Bianca Alarcon, Lushun Ferryman, Epifanio Leyva, Marilyn Kane, Julian Kane, Gladys Hernandez


music: β€˜CUBANACAN’ by Lecuona Cuban Boys β€˜RUMBAS CUBANAS’ by Lecuona Cuban Boys β€˜OYE LA RUMBA VA A EMPEZAR by Los Papines β€˜LA CHAMBELONA’ by Ignacio Pineiro


advicers: Iverson White, Kelly Kirshtner


special thanks: Midtown Video, Film Trade, Anytime Productions, Tropical Supermarket, Versailles Restauraunt, Tropical Flea Market, West Haven Motel, Trailer Park, Pollo Tropical, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, Leo Valencia, Andrew Hevia, Amy Seimetz, Kelly Kirshtner, Cecelia Condit, Bruce Charlesworth, Portia Cobb, Shelleen Greene, Brian Mcguire, Giorgi Mrevlishvili, Lisa Rodriguez, Yamil Cuellar


commissioned by Borscht Corp.

2014 Miami, FL, USA

Made possible by the generous support of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation