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.


Milano International Film Festival, 2013


"[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


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



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