Production: PL/MX/CU 2015
Casa Blanca is a small, picturesque fishing town located by the Havana Bay. The viewer may get the impression that time has stopped there. The inhabitants go about their lives at their own pace and make a living mainly from fishing. The sick, elderly mother lives with her mentally handicapped son Vladimir in an overcrowded tenement house occupied by multiple families. When the woman succumbs further to illness, the troublesome Vladimir becomes her only caregiver. The film depicts the complicated relationship between mother and son, one which is also full of love and sacrifice. “Casa Blanca” is an intimate story of a family that is in a critical situation. The film received the Golden Hobby-Horse and the Silver Horn at the 55th Krakow Film Festival.