Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute

Tulane University

New Orleans Film Festival: Perfume de Gardenias

November 9th, 2021
9:00 PM

The Broad Theater
636 N Broad St, New Orleans, LA 70119

The Stone Center, CCSI, and the New Orleans Film Festival present: Perfume de Gardenias

The Stone Center for Latin American Studies and the Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute are sponsoring the upcoming New Orleans Film Festival showing: Doc Shorts: Perfume de Gardenias. Perfume de Gardenias opens with the passing of Isabel’s husband. At 80 years old, she must find a new way to live despite the all-encompassing grief. In an effort to honor her husband in death, Isabel crafts a beautiful and unique service. Her neighbor, Toña, attends the wake and encourages her to use that same creativity to plan the funerals of the aging and ill people in their community. Feeling aimless and alone, Isabel decides to take Toña up on the offer and is suddenly immersed in a world she never knew existed.

Providing the opportunity to help those close to death have a say in how they want to be remembered, Isabel discovers she has a special gift.Director Macha Colón crafts a wonderful and funny story about finding new meaning at any age. With an impeccable eye for detail, color, and design, Colón imagines a reality where a death can be celebrated as well as mourned. Set in Puerto Rico, Perfume de Gardenias feels incredibly special and authentic, while remaining wholly unique.

Check the NOFF website for more information on the film, location, and tickets.