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Out Shine Film Festival

Thursday, Oct 17, 2019 at 7:00pm

Savor Cinema
503 SE 6th Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Defiant Souls (Insumisas)

Runtime: 94 mins

Language: Spanish w/ English Subtitles

Director: Fernando Pérez and Laura Cazador

Country: Cuba / Switzerland

Genre: Drama, Explicit, Historical Fiction, Lesbian, LGBTQ, Political, Suspense



Defiant Souls is based on the true story of a woman who, disguised as a man, became the first female surgeon in Latin America. In the early 19th century, Swiss doctor Enrique Faber (Sylvie Testud at her best) travels to Cuba to search for his son, who is said to have been killed in a slave uprising. The local population is jealous of Faber's success as a surgeon and his marriage to Juana, an attractive outsider. Before long, rumors spread regarding his high-pitched voice and his gentle features, and a drama of epic proportions unfolds around one of the most scandalous cases in Cuban colonial history.

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